Anne-Marie Te Whiu
Born and raised in Brisbane, Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a proud descendant of the Te Rarawa tribe in Northland, Aotearoa. She has primarily worked as a cultural producer and curator; recently having Co-Directed the Queensland Poetry Festival from 2015-2017.
Her work within spoken word includes being Co-Producer of Woodford Folk Festival’s long-running spoken word showcase WordFood and State Library of QLD’s Event Coordinator for the Australian Poetry Slam – QLD. Anne-Marie is currently the Co-Editor of two Verity La poetry streams – the spoken word submission stream Slot Machine as well as Discoursing Diaspora. She is also an emerging poet & weaver, with work recently being published in Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal and A Fine Line, and exhibiting her woven installation ātete as part of the Control+Alt+Delete Pacifika Showcase at Outerspace Gallery in Brisbane. Earlier this year, Anne-Marie travelled to Wellington, Aotearoa with the support of Create NSW where she was selected to participate in the Māori & Pasifika Intensive Creative Writing Workshop at the IIML, Victoria University.