About The Speaker
Toni Wi is a Māori (Ngāti Maniapoto) writer and editor from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She writes flash fiction and is working on a novel about indigenous futurism. Her work has appeared in Takahē, Mayhem, Flash Frontier, and the Year's Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy: Volume 1. She won the Margaret Mahy award at the Hagley Writer's Institute and is co-editing the 2020 edition of the Hagley journal The Quick Brown Dog. Toni lives in Wellington amid a vibrant literary community. She hopes to start a PhD about science and indigenous knowledge and is creating a journal for speculative flash fiction. You can find her on twitter @toniwaiaroha.
FMK: Fictional Character Edition
Favorite Book Quote
‘As their eyes met, a bird sang aloud in the branches of the tree. In that moment Ged understood the singing of the bird, and the language of the water falling in the basin of the fountain, and the shape of the clouds, and the beginning and end of the wind that stirred the leaves: it seemed to him that he himself was a word spoken by the sunlight.’ – A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin