Iso Break Fair Trade Showcase

Fair Trade artwork featuring Lucy Simpson

9pm, Saturday 11 March 2023

Cost: Free

Event type(s):
Performance, Online

Catch an incredible lineup of First Nations artists from the comfort of your couch!

Iso Break is a celebrated international reading series co-sponsored by Asia Pacific Writers and Translators (APWT) and the New York Writers Workshop (NYWW).

Since launching in March 2020 as a response to COVID 19 Iso Break has featured over 50 APWT members including authors and poets from Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, the US, India, Nepal and Iran. This month, the focus is on Fair Trade with live performances and conversation from First Nations poets and presented in conjunction with Red Room.

About the artists

Nadine Anne Hura is a creative non-fiction writer and poet of Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi, and Pākehā whakapapa.

Peter Sipeli is a slam poet, queer activist, founder of The Poetry Shop, Fiji and co-founder of the Centre for the Arts, Suva.

Cassandra Barnett (Raukawa, Ngāti Huri), is a writer across worlds, language unlearner, avid weeder, reo dreamer, a researcher, and author of the multimedia poetry chapbook How | Hao

Bebe Backhouse is a descendant of the Bardi Jawi people of the Kimberley region of north-Western Australia, an award-winning writer and author of recently published poetry collection More Than These Bones.

Hosted by Ravi Shankar - Pushcart Prize-winning poet, translator, and recent finalist in the 2022 Connecticut Book Awards for Correctional.

Curated by Fair Trade Founder and Producer Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa) - poet and weaver, recipient of The Next Chapter Fellowship through The Wheeler Centre and author of the forthcoming poetry collections Mettle and These Are The Bodies I Have Found.

About Fair Trade

Fair Trade invites some of the world’s leading First Nations poets to weave words across lands and seas, gathering collaborative threads and shining a light on First Nations poetry from Australia and across the globe. Reciprocity beats at the heart of Fair Trade – collaborating to write other worlds.

How to tune in

Stream this event live via the APWT Facebook and New York Writers Workshop YouTube. Please note the event time is 9pm AEDT.