17. Hometown glory: Lower Hutt vs Palmy
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

17. Hometown glory: Lower Hutt vs Palmy

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 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.

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18. Best Stories: Headland
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

18. Best Stories: Headland

Three trail-blazing writers read from their award-winning pieces. You’ll hear from inaugural Headland Prize for Best Story recipient, Kathryn van Beek (‘Frangipani’) and two writers who got their start with Headland, receiving the Frontier Prize for Best Story by a Previously Unpublished writer, Caoimhe McKeogh (‘Lemon’) and Iona Winter (‘The Lake’).

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22. Are Friends Electric?
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

22. Are Friends Electric?

What does it mean to be human in a world infused with technology? Helen Heath’s latest collection, Are Friends Electric?, is a bountiful exploration of this question. She speaks with writer and cyborg Darusha Wehm about finding poetry between love, science, music and footnotes.

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23. Lit-Sync for Your Life
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

23. Lit-Sync for Your Life

Reading is fundamental! The literary and drag worlds collide in a lit-sync extravaganza that’ll leave you gagging. Pip Adam, Simon Sweetman and Tayi Tibble face off against three of Wellington’s fiercest drag performers: Bunny Holiday, Harlie Lux and True d’Heaux. Category is: literary realness.

* Please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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24. Killed Off
Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

24. Killed Off

Steff Green is an award-winning writer of dark fantasy and the paranormal with a huge following in the US. Annaleese Jochems is the author of Baby a psychological novel described by Eleanor Catton as “sultry, sinister, hilarious and demented”. Elizabeth Knox has published many novels including the horror, Wake. All three writers have a gift for the dark, the fantastical and the grisly and they’re here to let us in on how they go about killing off characters — the research, the inspiration, the final straws.

* Please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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9. Short Story Club Live
Nov
10
7:15 PM19:15

9. Short Story Club Live

Join Jesse Mulligan, Catherine Robertson, Amy Head and Danyl Mclauchlan for a special live edition of RNZ’s Short Story Club. We received many submissions of short stories for this event! Three stories have been selected by our illustrious panel. Read them, and then come with your thoughts and comments to our live event! If you can’t make it in person you can email in your thoughts to info@litcrawl.co.nz or send us a tweet!

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10. In Memoriam
Nov
10
7:15 PM19:15

10. In Memoriam

If you’ve ever mourned the death of a beloved fictional character but never got closure, join us to at this service to grieve alongside other heartbroken fans. Five of Wellington’s finest writers and storytellers pay tribute to the fictional deaths that continue to haunt them. Featuring Ines Almeida, Jane Arthur, Jerome Chandrahasan, Matt Powell and Emily Writes. Curated by Chris Tse.

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12. Stretched Legs
Nov
10
7:15 PM19:15

12. Stretched Legs

Some of New Zealand’s funniest people don’t appear on stages or on television, but instead are found behind their computers quietly crafting jokes to be read and not heard… until now. We have pulled them out from their solitude and put them on stage, to stretch their legs and offer aloud their funniest work. Hosted and curated by writer and comedian Eamonn Marra.

* Please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Featuring Madeleine Chapman, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Brannavan Gnanalingam and Megan Dunn.

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