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6pm - 6.45pm

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6pm - 6.45pm

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6pm - 6.45pm

9. These Wild Nights: New Writing from Starling

The Starling set returns, with six dazzling young writers. Nightmares, paper boats, rabbits and moons: hear work from the most recent issues of Starling, an online journal publishing the best poetry and prose by New Zealand writers under 25 years. Featuring Henrietta Bollinger, Leah Dodd, Sharon Lam, Olivia Nonoa, Yasmin Nouri and Zoe Higgins.

Ferret Bookshop. 7.15pm - 8pm.

 

10. Doing Bad Things

Five talented writers find in each other’s work the extraordinary bad things that make their writing so good. Pushing form and imagining more are writers Louise Wallace, Faith Wilson, Liz Breslin, Annabel Hawkins and Miria George.

Bowen GallerIES7.15pm - 8pm.

 

11. A Stranger in Town

With the current state of world affairs, the migrant journey is an illuminating and vital story to be shared. In this session three talented writers will discuss their experiences migrating to New Zealand and the challenges and triumphs they faced in their journey to success. Featuring Giovanni Tiso, Daniela Dragas, Diane Comer, and Rajorshi Chakraborti.

C Q HotelS7.15pm - 8pm

 

12. My Mythology

“It was a rainy night. It was the myth of a rainy night”— Jack Kerouac, On The Road.

Five writers offer up fragments of their own myth making. Gather around for readings that overlay the universe with fresh openings to new worlds. Featuring Lee Posna, Valerie Arvidson, Emily Perkins, Dan Rabarts, and Lee Murray.

Arty Bees Books7.15pm - 8pm

 

13. Mimicry moshpit

Witness Mimicry, a local journal for emerging artists, cram a heinous number of writers into one messy moshpit of a set. Readings by Chris Tse, Mia Gaudin, Eamonn Marra, Ines Almeida, Sam Irwin, Nina Powles, Erik Kennedy, Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly, Vincent Konrad.

Caroline7.15pm - 8pm

 

14. Cacophony of Voices

Writing about the arts is essential for a healthy GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, museums) ecology. But is Aotearoa’s GLAM sector ready for robust criticism? With Bridget Reweti, Courtney Johnston, the co-founders of Tusk – Emergent Culture, Matariki Williams and Nina Finigan will discuss criticism, writing and the digital landscape as a means to create and occupy a free/radical space in an ever-shifting cultural environment.

Bartley & CoMPANY ART7.15pm - 8pm

 

15. Dress me, Christine

Six stylish writers meet in one of Wellington’s most iconic spots to read each other’s work and describe live how the work of that writer translates into fashion… Featuring Tayi Tibble, Kirsten McDougall, Pip Adam, Sarah Webster, and Jess Holly Bates.

Hunters & Collectors7.15pm - 8pm

 

16. Tourettes + Skyscraper Stan

Dominic “Tourettes” Hoey and Skyscraper Stan will entertain the LitCrawl crowds with their tales of love, loss and madness. Though they work in different mediums both artists share a love of language and an unflinching critique of society in their work.

* Ticketed event. Tickets and more info here.

Meow7.15pm - 8.15pm

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8.30pm - 9.15pm

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8.30pm - 9.15pm

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8.30pm - 9.15pm

LitCrawl After Party

Come dance it out at the LitCrawl After Party where you can buy beers, books, get them both signed and maybe even get yourself a wee personalised poem… and live music!

 

Meow.  9.15 pm - LATE

LITCRAWL WELLINGTON

1. Short Story Book Club Live!

Jesse Mulligan hosts Radio New Zealand’s Short Story Book Club… Live! Join Jesse along with Tracy Farr and Elizabeth Heritage to discuss stories shortlisted from submissions. Submit your short story for consideration for discussion at shortstory@litcrawl.co.nz. Stories must be received by Monday 30 October. Read the Short Stories here!

BATS. 6pm - 6.45pm

 

2. Bringing it all Back Home

Dylanophiles Jan Carson (Northern Ireland), Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Finn Johansson discuss, read and perform pieces from the Nobel Prize-winning songwriter, Bob Dylan.

Meow. 6PM - 6.45PM

 

3. Toby & Toby Live!

Toby Manhire and Toby Morris bring their award-winning RNZ collaboration to the stage as Toby Manhire interviews guests while Toby Morris does live illustrations to commemorate the occasion and capture the conversations. Guests to be announced.

City Gallery Wellington.  6pm - 6.45pm

 

4. Wild

Paul Stanley Ward, Bill Nelson, John Summers, Richard Hall, Harriet McKnight and Laura Williamson read their works exploring the wilderness and the reflections that come from adventuring beyond the confines of city life, and inhabiting a non-human world.

Bicycle Junction. 6pm - 6.45pm

 

5. Shall We Take This Outside?

Steve Braunias and Paula Morris are going to get very heated about the state of book reviewing in Aotearoa. There to throw a spanner in the works or perhaps put his body on the line, if things get really bad, will be reviewer Danyl McLachlan.

Six Barrel Soda. 6pm - 6.45pm

 

6. True Stories Told Live

Six New Zealanders tell a story in response to this year’s theme, Quiet Revolutions. Unscripted, unsupported by notes or powerpoints or cue cards, this is storytelling in its purest form: from the heart. Featuring: Makerita Urale, Witi Ihimaera, Hemi Kelly, Renèe, Lucy Revill, Rajorshi Chakraborti and Eamonn Marra. Supported by the New Zealand Book Council.

Wellington Central Library. 6pm - 6.45pm

 

7. Poetry in and out of translation

Revel in listening to poetry in Māori, Chinese, French and Scots with writers Maraea Rakuraku, Anna Jackson, Natasha Kanapé, and Hui Luo.

Hashigo Zake. 6pm - 6.45pm

 

8. A Cocktail with LAquisha

LaQuisha St Redfern talks with playwright Victor Rodger about life, writing and Wellington. Victor is an acclaimed writer of such plays as Sons, Black Faggot, and My Name is Gary Cooper. LaQuisha is a performance artist, blogger, writer and much-loved Wellingtonian.

Crumpet. 6pm - 6.45pm

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7.15pm - 8pm

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7.15pm - 8pm

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7.15pm - 8pm

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7.15pm - 8pm

17. Aotearotica

Nestle in for readings from Aotearoa’s steamiest new journal Aotearotica, featuring writing and art from New Zealand and beyond. In this special LitCrawl session, you’ll hear from editor, Laura Borrowdale, as well as from contributors Dylan Horrocks, Sarah Laing, and Monica Macansantos.

Meanwhile.  8.30 - 9.15pm

 

18. In Praise of Essay Part II

Essayists share their favourite moments from within their own catalogues online and in print. Featuring John Paul-Powley, Charlotte Graham, Sarah Lang and hosted by Guy Somerset.

Bicycle Junction.  8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

19. I’m making a sign!

There’s a lot to get fired up about these days. Five writers read and discuss writing as protest and channeling their activism through the page. Hosted by Action Station’s Marianne Elliott, and featuring Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Janis Freegard and Rachel Stewart.

Pegasus Books8.30pm - 9.15pm


* Supported by The New Zealand Society of Authors.

 

20. SONGWRITERS

Radio New Zealand’s Nick Bollinger hosts songwriters in Wellington’s most acoustically sympathetic venue, Alistair’s Music. Featuring: Steve Abel, Jessie Moss, and Finn Johansson.

Alistair’s Music8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

21. OOPAH! Launch of Aukati by Michalia Arathimos

Celebrate with Michalia Arathimos the launch of her novel, Aukati (Mākaro Press). Joining her is special guest Vana Manasiadis who will lead a lively conversation into what Greekness means in Aotearoa. 'The story tumbles thrillingly and the lives it dramatises feel urgent because we are watching them take shape. If you like your fiction as I do - morally complex, tied up with large social and cultural forces, but never losing sight of how people actually live their lives -  then Aukati is your next read.' -- Damien Wilkins

Potocki Paterson Gallery.  8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

22. On the Soapbox: 4th Floor online journal launch

Whitireia, they’re terrific. They’ve got students. They’ve got tutors. And they’re terrific. But some of them are bad writers who lie. So we’re taking their lies and we’re putting them in 4th Floor. This year’s theme: Alternative Facts. Feat: Johanna Knox, Jackson Nieuwland, Nicola Easthope, Wesley Hollis, Mary Little and Helen Vivienne Fletcher. www.4thfloorjournal.co.nz #Make4thFloorGreatAgain

DOuble Denim HQ.  110 CubA St. 8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

23. Hamiltron

“The best thing about Auckland is that it’s close to Hamilton”— Steve Braunias. Writers read and regale with their tales in praise of that magical city, Hamilton. Featuring Faith Wilson, Essa Morris, Thomasin Sleigh and Jesse Mulligan.

SLOW BOAT RECORDS8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

24. Crip the Lit II

“Truth thrives in the margins”— Joachim Kalka

When disabled writers claim their voice and share their inner world, the parameters of what it means to be human broaden. Three authors provide insight into their lives, discussing their personal experience living with a disability with a certain frankness and wit. In sharing their stories, these authors introduce a new view of heritage, hospital beds and lunatics taking over the asylum. Featuring Trish Harris, Mary O'Hagan and Robyn Hunt

C Q Hotels8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

25. Where Angels Fear to Tread

Four of New Zealand's favourite poets read in the beautiful St Peter’s Church. Featuring Raymond Pelly, Glenn Colquhoun, John Dennison and Erice Fairbrother. Be in for a spiritual experience.

St Peter’s8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

AFTER

PARTY

MEOW. 9.15 PM - LATE

TICKETS $10

 

 

 

 

phase

one

6pm - 6.45pm

SAT 11TH NOVEMBER

MORE INFO IN BROWSER VIEW

 

1.. Short Story Book Club Live!

BATS.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

2. Bringing it all Back Home

Meow.

6PM - 6.45PM

 

3. Toby & Toby Live!

City Gallery Wellington.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

4. Wild

Bicycle Junction.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

5. Shall We Take This Outside?

Six Barrel Soda.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

6. True Stories Told Live

Wellington Central Library.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

7. Poetry in & out of Translation

Hashigo Zake.

6pm - 6.45pm

 

8. A Cocktail with Lequisha

Crumpet.

6pm - 6.45pm

phase

two

7.15pm - 8pm

SAT 11TH NOVEMBER

MORE INFO IN BROWSER VIEW

 

9. These Wild Nights: New Writing from Starling

Ferret Bookshop.

7.15pm - 8pm.

 

10. Doing Bad Things

Bowen Gallery

7.15pm - 8pm.

 

11. A Stranger in Town

C Q Hotel

7.15pm - 8pm

 

12. My Mythology

Arty Bees Books

7.15pm - 8pm

 

13. Mimicry moshpit

Caroline

7.15pm - 8pm

 

14. Cacophony of Voices

Bartley & Co

7.15pm - 8pm

 

15. Dress me, Christine

Hunters & Collectors

7.15pm - 8pm

 

16. Tourettes + Skyscraper Stan

Meow

TICKETED EVENT [BUY HERE]

7.15pm - 8.15pm

 

17. OOPAH! Launch of Aukati by Michalia Arathimos

Potocki Paterson Gallery

7.15pm - 8pm

phase

THREE

8.30 pm - 9.15pm

SAT 11TH NOVEMBER
MORE INFO IN BROWSER VIEW

 

18. Aotearotica

Meanwhile

8.30 - 9.15pm

 

19. In Praise of Essay Part II

Bicycle Junction

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

20. I’m making a sign!

Pegasus Books

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

21. Writing Songs & Playing Poetry

Alistair’s Music

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

22. On the Soapbox: 4th Floor Online Journal Launch

Double Denim

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

23. Hamiltron

Slow Boat

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

24. Crip the Lit II

C Q Hotels

8.30pm - 9.15pm

 

25. Where Angels Fear to Tread

St Peter’s

8.30pm - 9.15pm

AFTER

PARTY

MEOW. 9.15 PM - LATE

TICKETS $10

 

Come dance it out at the LitCrawl After Party where you can buy beers, books, get them both signed and maybe even get yourself a wee personalised poem… live music too!