Literature as a live event, LitCrawl Wellington features a Saturday evening 'crawl' with 25 events running in three sessions, as well as an extended programme from Thursday to Sunday. For more information visit www.litcrawl.co.nz
Events in the main crawl are all free, but donations will be gratefully received. Tickets can be booked through Eventfinda.
Please note: this event is not organised by BWB, but the events listed below feature BWB authors.
Main Crawl: 6.00–9.15 pm
Saturday 10 November
Various venues in central Wellington
Phase 1: 6.00–6.45 pm
For A Five Year Old
City Gallery Wellington
A line up of amazing women take the idea of writing life advice to a five year old for this special LitCrawl birthday celebration of 125 years of suffrage. Staged in the Iconography of Revolt exhibition, the messages from Lana Lopesi, Leah McFall, Zoya Patel, Ebony Lamb, Pip Adam and Hana Aoake celebrate women’s wisdom, among a multitude of other things. Hosted by Caitlin Cherry. #Suffrage125
At the Drop of a Hat
Meow, 9 Edward Street
Poets Liz Breslin, Laura Williamson and Annabel Wilson offer you pen, paper and a hat from which they pluck your theme suggestions and turn them into lively poetry performance. Join these Wanaka-based wordsmiths for a rollicking ride.
Emily Writes + (girl)Friends
Minerva, 237 Cuba Street
Emily Writes sits down with four friends to discuss the life-giving, sane-making friendships that keep mothers afloat (above the spew and the poo). Contributors from Emily Writes & Friends Jessie Moss, Gem Wilder, Thalia Kehoe Rowden, and Holly Walker join Emily for a wine + the stuff of life.
Phase 2: 7.15–8.00 pm
An Ecology of Mind
Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street
Authors Alison Glenny, Maria McMillan, Sarah Laing and Rachel Buchanan share words inspired by big nature. Fly from mountains, traverse Antarctica, find solace in a garden and revel in the wonder of trees. Hosted by Mary McCallum.
Phase 3: 8.30–9.15 pm
Hometown glory: Lower Hutt vs Palmy
Slow Boat Records, 183 Cuba St
After last year’s hit Hamilton event, we’ve asked six writers to pay tribute (or not) to their often maligned hometowns. This year, representatives from Lower Hutt and Palmerston North’s bring their game faces to an epic literary showdown for the ages. Team Lower Hutt: Brannavan Gnanalingam, Holly Walker and Gem Wilder. Team Palmerston North: James Brown, Paula Harris and Thomas Sutherland.