LitCrawl Wellington was established in 2014 by Pirate & Queen.


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LitCrawl was started in Wellington in 2014 by Pirate & Queen and the Wellington Treasure Trust. Its aim is to take literature to the streets and celebrate Wellington, New Zealand and the World’s emerging and established voices over one weekend in the capital.


LitCrawl has grown quickly with the 2014, 2015 and 2016 events overflowing with enthusiastic crawlers, many of whom never usually go to lit events (we are stoked about this).


For 2017 the LitCrawl weekend has expanded in three main ways:

1) The crawl itself on Saturday 11 November will be held in 24 of Wellington's best loved venues, from tiny book stores to large public spaces and is 25 events (this is quite a lot bigger than previous crawls. Gulp). Our tips on how to crawl: Study the crawl map, choose which sessions appeal the most, pick a path and head on down! Our only tip is to arrive early as sessions fill up quickly – if you can't get into a session because it's full, we'll have staff on hand advising you which other nearby venues have space. Entry to crawl sessions is by donation. We suggest giving around $5 per session as this allows us to keep the event ambitious and free.


2) LitCrawl Extended has joined the family. This is our new series that runs from Friday night all the way through the weekend until Sunday evening. It mostly happens at City Gallery Wellington who are our Extended partners. The idea behind it is that it allows you to really make a whole weekend of it. You can crawl your heart out on Saturday night but now you can also sink into chairs and get immersed in longer, Extended sessions throughout the weekend too. On Friday night we have the astonishing salon Women of Letters returning. It is an amazing line up so check that out here. On Saturday and Sunday we have conversations, panels and writerly discussions and celebrations with incredible voices from Aotearoa and around the world. The Extended programme is here; you can find a quick link to tickets here. All profits from ticket sales go right back into the making of the event.


3) The LitCrawl Pop-up will be in the CBD from 6 November - 12 November. Te Auaha have kindly let us take over their awesome yellow container building so we can fill it with activities like bibliotherapy, live podcasts and story times. The Pop-up schedule is up online here in early October.


LitCrawl is a not-for-profit event. If you want to find out how you can support LitCrawl and keep it alive visit the donate page for information.


LitCrawl Wellington is a project of the Wellington Treasure Trust and the Litquake Foundation. LitCrawl Wellington is produced by Pirate & Queen.