Verb Festival
Nov
6
to Nov 10

Verb Festival

We celebrate writers from Aotearoa and around the world in a five-day festival featuring our famous LitCrawl Wellington in the middle of it all. Mark 6 - 10 November in your diaries (LitCrawl on Saturday 9 November). There will be events for everyone and a special programme of workshops and experiences of kids, too. Programme is out on 4 September.

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Far Afield: A public lecture by Wendy S. Walters
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Far Afield: A public lecture by Wendy S. Walters

  • Theatrette 10A02, Museum Building, Wellington Massey Campus (map)
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Wendy S. Walters will unrest your moral imagination with her public lecture on intersections between writing and design and the concept of the post-industrial city. Walters' is widely known for her critically acclaimed collection of essays Multiply/Divide which uncovers the reasoning behind social conflicts in the U.S., in particular those to do with race and gender. Introduced by Tina Makereti.

How to get there: The Museum Building on the Massey Wellington campus is accessed via Tasman Street entrance to War Memorial. Free parking around Museum Building.

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Designing Nonfiction Masterclass with Wendy S. Walters
Nov
21
9:00 AM09:00

Designing Nonfiction Masterclass with Wendy S. Walters

  • Theatrette 10A02, Museum Building, Wellington Massey Campus (map)
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This three-hour masterclass will focus on developing methods for research and building organic forms in narrative (or not?) nonfiction. Though a series of short readings and graduated writing assignments, we will attempt to invent new accounts of the past and possibly, the future. Some of the themes we will pursue include time, memory, objects, design, and speculation. Participants will read and write new work in the session and should be prepared to discuss their process as it relates to the exercises.

Limited spaces: To register, email your name and phone number to c.grant@massey.ac.nz. For further information contact Julieanna Preston j.preston@massey.ac.nz or Ingrid Horrocks i.horrocks@massey.ac.nz.

How to get there: Te Ara Hihiko/ Block 12 on the Massey Wellington campus is accessed via Wallace Street, Entrance C. Paid parking around Museum Building.

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Why nonfiction, now? Writing for a Changing Planet
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Why nonfiction, now? Writing for a Changing Planet

NonfictioNOW is the world’s leading gathering in the field of nonfiction creative writing. Come for a preview party and find out why Massey University’s Creative Writing Programme and VERB are bringing this to Wellington in 2020. Featuring international guests Robyn Hemley (former director of Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa), Patrick Madden (essayist and series editor 21st Century Essays), David Carlin and Nicole Walker (The After-Normal: Brief Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet). Hosted by Ingrid Horrocks and Tina Makereti (2020 NFN co-chairs).

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John Boyne
May
14
7:30 PM19:30

John Boyne

John Boyne is a contemporary Irish Novelist. He writes novels for both adult and young audience and is famous for writing the acclaimed children’s book, entitled The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2006).

Proudly supported by the National Library of New Zealand.

Presales $20

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The Allusionist
Apr
26
to Apr 27

The Allusionist

  • The National Library of New Zealand (map)
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Award-winning British podcaster Helen Zaltzman (aka The Allusionist) returns to the stage to rumble with language with infectious verve, and a generous helping of pop culture -  with musical support from Martin Austwick. Join her for a fascinating and irreverent adventure into the world we make with words.

Proudly supported by the National Library of New Zealand.

* Extra event added on April 27 at Te Auaha, 65 Dixon St. (tickets available here).

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