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Renee is a writer who is exploring many ways of telling stories, including plays, short stories, poetry (which she also performs), and cross-genre collaborations with composers, musicians, sculptors and filmmakers. She's passionate about the emerging artist community and most of her projects involve community building and collaboration. She's also looking for ways to build bridges between her first love, medicine, and her best friend, the arts.
Renee has written and toured three plays, Lantern, The First Asian AB (FAAB) and The Bone Feeder. She is the author of four chapbooks of poetry and has had work published in numerous other books, journals and zines. Currently she is involved with arts collaboration project Metonymy and Asian arts showcase Funky Oriental Beats. She is the organiser of Auckland Council-commissioned workshop series, New Kiwi Women Write.
I like the idea of creative karma - be generous with your creativity in helping others and it will come back to you. All my community building has a rather selfish purpose - it strengthens my "industry" and ensures that the next time I am looking around for great 'can-do' people to collaborate with, they'll be there.
Te Rēhia Theatre co-founder Regan Taylor talks carving a niche with Shakespeare and Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia (Māori Performance Masks).
Part two of Renee Liang's whirlwind weekend at Auckland Writers Festival.
Poetry Idol bows out this year after a decade of sold out finals at the Auckland Writers Festival. Lapsed slam poet Renee Liang speaks to Penny Ashton about the art form.
Renee Liang interviews Helene Wong ahead of her Michael King Memorial Lecture and book launch of 'Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story'.
Whether your goal is fun or financial, the thrill of a tour comes with the reality of the road. Theatre company Flaxworks share their tales and tips.
As the Spiegeltents, junkyard playgrounds and murals go back in their shipping containers, Renee Liang wraps up her coverage of the arts festivals in Auckland and Wellington.
Renee Liang reports back on another week of festival fugues, at Auckland Arts Festival and NZ Festival in Wellington.
Smartphone apps, time and space, rock operas and chalk theatre - and it's just the first week of festival fugues! Renee Liang takes us on her journey so far.
It's Writers Week at the NZ Festival, or as Wellington author Chris Tse describes it, a week to be fully immersed in a literary state.