Keynote Address at the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story Competition

Lau Susuga Reverend Sapa’u Ruperake Petaia Lau Afioga le Palemia, Hon Tuila’epa Fatialofa Lupesoli’ai Sa’ilele Malielegaoi Ministers and Members of Parliament Chief Justice Patū Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu Members of the Diplomatic Corp Distinguished Guest, Writers Ladies and Gentlemen Malo le soifua ma le lagi e mamā The New Zealand High Commissioner, Jackie Frizelle has asked that I pass on her sincere… Read more →


Talofa lava On behalf of Savea Sano and Muliaga Jean Malifa and the Samoa Observer Organising Committee, a huge thank you to all the writers who entered the 2015 Competition. You confirmed for us all, that we have great writers in the Pacific who have wonderful stories to tell. We look forward to sharing some of those stories with you. The… Read more →

Winners named in regional story contest

Logotaeao Vaeoso of American Samoa and Mele Mauala of Samoa have been named overall winners at the Pacific’s first-ever regional, short story competition. Judges named four other regional winners as well as a group of Highly Commended entries. The announcement of overall and regional winners of the Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia,… Read more →

Judging underway of Short Stories

The stories are in and the judges are going through the close to 200 entries in the annual 2015 Samoa Observer Tusitala Short Story competition. “By mid the third week of July, our judges will have selected the winners of the different sections and after those winners have been notified, a prizegiving ceremony will be held in Apia,” said Organising… Read more →