Poetry Shelf noticeboard: A letter from Verb Wellington

Exciting news for Wellington and beyond! A truck load of cool initiatives.




Welcome to Verb Wellington

Kia ora! We have some exciting news … LitCrawl Wellington is evolving. As a LitCrawl follower we are thrilled to let you know that LitCrawl Wellington is now part of a larger structure that we have lovingly named, Verb Wellington. You can read more about it below and also on our Verb Blog on the website.

Verb Wellington is:
Verb Festival: An annual writers festival featuring the famous LitCrawl. The dates are 6 – 10 November 2019 with the LitCrawl on 9 November.

Verb Events: We are presenting international writers throughout the year and have a number of great experiences coming up, including Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist podcast), John Boyne (Irish novelist of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) and UK performance poet Luke Wright. For details and tickets see Verb Events here.

Verb Residencies: we are supporting Aotearoa writers with residency experiences to encourage and nurture their work. Read more about those here.

Verb Collaborations: we are excited to be partnering with other organisations to deliver literary events. Read more about those here.

Don’t worry – LitCrawl is still here! It’s all set for Saturday 9 November and is now part of Verb Festival which runs between 6 – 10 November and is made by the same people that create LitCrawl. We celebrate Aotearoa talent with international guests and we can’t wait to launch the programme in September.

Thank you for following us and supporting LitCrawl over the past five years. We are very excited about the future with Verb Wellington set to bring you memorable experiences with writers, conversations and ideas, in Wellingtonian places that you love.

Aroha nui,

The Verb Wellington team.


Website here






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