LitCrawl
Saturday

12 November

6pm –ᅠLate

 

PART ONE 6 - 6:45pm

PART TWO 7.15 – ᅠ8pm

PART THREE 8.30 – 9.15pm

1. True Stories Told Live 6pm

WELLINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY, 65 VICTORIA ST.

 

Intimate. Real. Anything goes. Our writers step across the threshold and go unscripted and unsupported by notes, lecterns or audio-visual equipment. This is storytelling at its unabashed best. Come and witness unique stories on the theme of ‘metamorphosis’ as they are shaped in the moment.

 

Featuring Mayor Justin Lester, Paula Morris, Emily Perkins, Khalid Warsame and Anahera Gildea. In partnership with the New Zealand Book Council.

 

 

2. Not in Performance 6pm

HASHIGO ZAKE, 25 TARANAKI ST.

 

When you write from a minority perspective, whether it’s your sexuality, your gender, your mental health or something else about you, there’s an expectation you’ll perform those parts of yourself.

 

We choose what parts of ourselves we offer, reveal and share. We decide what we gift of ourselves to the audience. We’re not just queer writers. We’re writers. We’re not just genderqueer writers. We’re writers. We’re not just mentally ill writers. We’re writers. We’re all of these things and none of them. Come along to hear some writing loosely organised along non-heterosexual lines across genders and experiences.  We’re wrapping up ourselves as gifts and we’ll rip the paper too.

 

Curated by Emma Barnes. Featuring Chris Tse, Janis Freegard, Gem Wilder and Sian Torrington.

 

 

3. The Unseen City 6pm

PARAMOUNT THEATRE, 25 COURTENAY PL

 

Our GPS devices get us around town well enough but what about the secret streets, the buried paths, the underground flows of water and history? These writers make new maps of the city, charting hidden lives. Featuring Nick Bollinger, Kate Camp, Natalie Morrison, Redma Yska and Debbie Broughton.

Brought to you by the International Institute of Modern Letters.

 

 

4. BWB Texts Live 6pm

BATS THEATRE, 1 KENT TCE

 

Four BWB Texts authors come together for the first time to quiz each other on their work and life. Every author has the same set of questions (think Desert Island Discs) but, no doubt, a very different set of answers. BWB Texts explore a range of subjects from childhood to the future of New Zealand. Come along for live brain food, insight and quiz action.

 

Lineup includes Hannah August, Stephanie Johnson Max Rashbrooke, Dr Mike Joy and hosted by Lynn Freeman.

 

 

5. In My Wildest Dreams 6pm

EMBASSY THEATRE, 10 KENT TCE

 

Five writers reveal their wildest dreams. And just ahead of the release of another Harry Potter movie, things are going to get fantastical. Come along for a little bit of magic.

 

Line-up includes Jess Richards, Darusha Wehm, Jamie McCaskill, Carlington Black and Steven Toussaint. Dressing to theme is encouraged. Spot prizes.

 

 

6. Tots 6pm

EKOR BOOKSHOP & CAFE, 17B COLLEGE ST

 

The children are the future. But meanwhile their parents are turning puke into literary gold.

 

Featuring Emily Writes (Mama Said), Toby Morris (Pencilsword, The Wireless) and Brannavan Gnanalingam (author of A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse, and new father).

7. Toby & Toby Live 7.15pm

CAROLINE, 1 MANNERS ST

 

Toby Manhire and Toby Morris attempt to transmogrify their online RNZ collaboration into a live format, chatting and cartooning with Ashleigh Young, Susie Ferguson, and a surprise guest. Music by Toby Laing.

 

 

8. Open Hearts: New Writing From Starling 7.15pm. ARTY BEES, 106 MANNERS ST

 

Six breakthrough writers, six minutes each. Fresh from the pages of Starling, an online journal showcasing writers under 25 years old, some of New Zealand’s most exciting new voices share their work. Expect kaleidoscopes, smoke machines and a step-by-step guide to reinstalling your heart.

 

Featuring writers from the first two issues of Starling: Rebecca Hawkes, Claudia Jardine, Lily Ng, Eva Poland, Emma Shi and Tayi Tibble.

 

 

9. Polylingual Spree – Poetry in and out of Translation. 7.15pm.

FERRET BOOKSHOP

175 CUBA ST

 

‘The more languages you know, the more you are human’ – Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

 

Come and hear lively readings of poetry in languages from around the world, read by poet translators Marco Sonzogni (Italian), Vana Manasiadis (Greek), Ya-Wen Ho (Mandarin) and more. Hosted by Helen Rickerby (mostly English).

 

 

10. Poetry = Medicine 7.15pm

WELLINGTON APOTHECARY, 110A CUBA ST

 

‘Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity’ – Hippocrates

 

They say writing is therapy – so’s listening to it. Come along for readings from those who fuse medicine with poetry.

 

Featuring John Dennison, Chris Price, Sue Wootton, Rae Varcoe and Paul Stanley-Ward.

 

 

11. Crip the Lit 7.15pm

CQ HOTELS, 223 CUBA ST

 

When disabled writers claim their voice and share their inner world, the parameters of what it means to be human broaden. In this session, four disabled writers read from their published work and discuss the process of claiming their own experience. They might even touch on misery memoirs and inspiration porn.

 

Featuring Trish Harris, Sally Champion, Mary O’Hagan and Robyn Hunt.
This session will be sign interpreted.

 

 

12. What I’ve Been Reading 7.15pm

MINERVA, 237 CUBA ST

 

Writers are critical, wide-ranging and idiosyncratic readers. They’re often called upon to review recently released books, but tend to prefer burrowing into the obscure, dimly lit regions of the library shelves in the hope of stumbling across forgotten gems. Join Danyl McLachlan, Kate Camp, Tina Makereti and Juliet Blyth to hear what they’ve unearthed this year. This is bibliotherapeutic, so be there for your dose.

13. Essays 8.30pm

MEOW, 9 EDWARD ST

 

‘...it expanded an interior conversation about what really matters’ – Sarah Chandler on Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young.

 

Some of the country’s (and one of Australia’s) finest essayists come together to read what they consider to be their choicest paragraphs. Ashleigh Young (Can You Tolerate This?), Aimie Cronin (Metro, North & South, The Spinoff), Naomi Arnold (Metro, New Zealand Geographic, The Spinoff), John Paul Powley  (Man of Errors) and Khalid Warsame (The Lifted Brow) celebrate the essay.

 

Khalid Warsame is proudly supported by the Australian High Commission.

 

 

14. Off the Page 8.30pm

PEGASUS BOOKS, 204 LEFT BANK, CUBA MALL

 

A LitCrawl stalwart, Off the Page is pure poetry in performance. Gather round for readings from poets Hera Lindsay Bird, Lee Posna, Gregory Kan, Steven Toussaint and a few surprises. Hosted by Callum Gentleman.

 

Supported by the University of Waikato.

 

 

15. Sweet Mammalian Launch

8.30PM, ENJOY GALLERY, LEVEL 1, 147 CUBA ST

 

Sweet Mammalian welcomes you to the launch of their glorious fourth issue. Come along to hear some great readings from our latest contributors... Freya Daly Sadgrove, Louise Wallace, Anna Jackson, Clare Jones and Chris Stewart.

 

 

16. 4th Floor Journal Launch 8.30PM

MATCHBOX, 166 CUBA ST

 

‘Writers tend to be magpies, landing on curious and shiny left‑behind things’ – Lynn Davidson

 

The offline launch of an online journal: 4th Floor showcases talent from the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme. 2016’s theme is ‘Lost and Found’ – what do you need to find, lose or let go of?

 

Hosted by Mary-Jane Duffy and featuring Erin Donohue, Rob Hack, Adrienne Jansen, Lynn Jenner, Kate Mahony, and Robert Stratford. www.4thfloorjournal.co.nz

 

 

17. Playing Poetry 8.30pm

ALISTAIR’S MUSIC, 215 CUBA ST

 

Nick Bollinger returns to host another intimate session with a fine array of singer-songwriters, all nestled into New Zealand’s most sympathetically resonant venue. Featuring stories, songs and insights from Brooke Singer, Ben Would, Eva Prowse and Samuel Flynn Scott.

 

This session is being recorded live by RNZ.

Limited capacity.

 

 

18. I Ain’t Sorry 8.30pm

LAYERS LAUNDRETTE & EMPORIUM, 282 CUBA ST

 

Stolen body. Stolen history. History denied. History reframed. Returning home. White skin brown bones. Brown skin. White assimilation. Smothering. Autonomy. Healing. Self determination. Fulfillment.  A one-night-only reading with a short publication. All writers will speak to experiences of dislocation and marginalisation within their communities. Defined by difference, they look to points of intersecting experience, vocalising new histories, claiming new narratives. Curated by Faith Wilson and Hana Pera Aoake.

 

Writers include George Watson, Piupiu Maya Turei, Quishile Charan, Ines Almeida, Anahera Gildea,Tayi Tibble.

 

 

AFTER PARTY 9.30pm

Upstairs in the Paramount, 25 Courtenay Place from 9.30pm. VicBooks will be there. Speed Scrabble. Tarot.

Come and talk it all out – it’s been a big night. Meet the authors, buy books and get them signed.

 

Your ticket goes toward supporting LitCrawl now and for the future. We’ve had to grow because y’all like it so much, so thanks!

TICKETS > $5 standard | $10 supporter | $15 patron (doorsales subject to availability)

 

Get yours at http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/litcrawl-after-party/wellington

 

PARTNERS

 

Primary Funder: Creative New Zealand

Major Funders: Wellington City Council;   Wellington Community Trust.

Bookseller: Vic Books

Gold Sponsors: Ricoh; Lion Foundation.

Silver Sponsors: Whitireia Polytechnic; Gladstone Vineyard.

 

 

LitCrawl is a non-profit Wellington Treasure Trust event

Produced by Pirate & Queen.

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4th Floor Journal Launch

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LitCrawl
Saturday

12 November

6pm –ᅠLate

Wellington

11-13 November

2016

 

100 Writers

20 Venues

 

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LitCrawl
Saturday 12 November 6pm –ᅠLate