Hinemoana Baker: WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival

WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival kicks off on 27 August. We’ve asked three quick questions of festival guests:

Hinemoana Baker – poet

Cover of Koiwi KoiwiWhat (or who) are you most looking forward to at WORD Christchurch?

Apart from my own sessions (ahem) I must admit to being immoderately excited that Dave Graney is performing. I discovered him when I was in Brisbane in 2009, and his schtick weighs a ton.

What do you think about libraries?

Libraries for president! I feel the same way about libraries as other people may feel about shopping, or horse-racing, or extreme sports.

Share a surprising fact about yourself.

I once performed a synchronised swimming routine to ‘Stray Cat Strut’ by the Alley Cats. Nose peg and everything.

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