LITCRAWL WELLINGTON

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Monday 6 NovembeR

Open 10 - 3pm

Special events!

12.30pm: Special live edition of Pip Adam’s Better off Read podcast with guest, Kerry Ann Lee. Find out more about Better of Read here and about Kerry Ann Lee here and here too. Pip Adam is author of several books including her latest The New Animals (upon which Kerry Ann Lee’s work features on the excellent cover).

 

Tuesday 7 November

Open 10 - 3pm

Special events!

12.30pm: Special lunchtime performance by mesmerising performer, Sebastian Morgan-Lynch. (Free)

Sebastian is a Chapman Tripp award-winning sound designer, cellist and writer. His works include The Gaps Between, a solo performance that weaves soaring cello, Wellington time-lapse photography, live digital soundscapes and original fiction into an exploration of the gaps between people, and the things they do to make it across. Come an experience his work for yourself, or again. Get a taste of what is to come here.

 

Wednesday 8 November

Open 10am 3pmpm

Special events!

12pm - 2pm: Drop in Clinic + Bibilotherapy with Whitireia tutors and writers (Free)

 1.       Bibilotherapy

Get a book prescribed for what ails you! Come and chat to our reading experts about what deeply concerns you in the world, be it literature or climate change. Take home a prescription to read yourself into a better state!

2.       Defibrillate your poem – the clinic is open!

Bring in a troublesome poem and let us help revive it with our electrifying techniques. No poem too close to death for these word doctors.

[1] Please note we cannot alter rising sea levels.

 

Thursday 9 November

Open 10am - 7pm

Special events!

6pm: Live performance: Misreadings (Free)

An hour of prose, poetry, and song on the theme of Misreadings interpreted creatively by writers Lena Tichy, Helen Innes, Miles Fuller, Ari Luecker and songwriter Barton McGuire of Heliotropic. Hosted by Valerie Arvidson. Listen to pieces that reveal the slippery nature of language and story, multiple or mis-interpretations, mysteries, and ambiguous moments, events and interactions that leave room for wonder and doubt. Is it true that to be read is always to be misread? Maybe that’s a beautiful thing.

 

Friday 10 November

Open 10am - 3pm

Special events!

12pm - 2pm: Drop in Clinic + Bibilotherapy with Whitireia tutors and writers (Free)

 1.       Bibilotherapy

Get a book prescribed for what ails you! Come and chat to our reading experts about what deeply concerns you in the world, be it literature or climate change. Take home a prescription to read yourself into a better state[i].

2.       Defibrillate your poem – the clinic is open!

Bring in a troublesome poem and let us help revive it with our electrifying techniques. No poem too close to death for these word doctors.

[1] Please note we cannot alter rising sea levels.


Saturday 11 November

Open 10am - 4pm

3pm: Special live edition of Pip Adam’s Better off Read podcast with guest, Susie Anderson. (Free)

Find out more about Pip Adam’s podcast, Better of Read here. Today Pip’s guest is Australian poet and artist Susie Anderson who we are delighted is joining us for LitCrawl this year! Check out three of Susie’s poems on The Lifted Brow here.

 

Sunday 12 November

Open 10am - 2pm

Special events!

10am - 11am: Author hour with Lee Murray and Dan Rabarts! (Free)

Lee and Dan are Sir Julius Vogel Award winning authors and creators of the brilliant Hound of the Underworld, a rip roaring supernatural mystery (read more here). Lee is author of many books and the winner of many awards! She writes novels and short stories for adults and for young people. Read more about Lee and her work here. Dan is the writer of fantasy and specific and is also a multi award winner. Read more about Dan here.

Come along to an hour with these two amazing authors: talk to them about writing, ideas, and perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to catch a reading or two!

Special Events!

12.30pm - 1.30pm: Lucy and Sasha Agony Aunts answer all of your life questions, ever! (Free)

Join Lucy Revil (The Residents) and Sasha Borissenko (freelance journalist) for an hour of Agony Aunting. Lucy and Sasha know a thing or two about a thing or two and they will apply sage advice and life skilz to any problem scenario or any weighty pondering you might need to get sorted, stat. Send them your questions and problems in advance to info@litcrawl.co.nz with Agony Aunt as the subject line. All submissions will remain confidential unless you state otherwise.

 

Litcrawl

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6 - 12 Nov

LitCrawl’s Pop Up Programme!

Thanks to Te Auaha we have a bright yellow container venue from 6 - 12 November, situated in the idyllic surrounds of Jack Ilott Green, just off Civic Square (map here). There you’ll find grassy slopes, serenity, Vic Books, ~Free~ Coffee Supreme, a piece of public art about rugby, and many happening things! So make sure you come on down and visit.