Verb Festival is an annual writers festival in Wellington, New Zealand. We celebrate Aotearoa writers with international guests. For 2019 the Festival takes place in between 6 - 10 November. Verb Festival features the famous LitCrawl on Saturday 9 November: 25 events in 3.5 hours in 25 venues.

The 2019 programme is announced in early September.

Verb celebrates the many voices that make up Aotearoa’s literary galaxy. We are delighted to announce our guest curators for 2019 so far: Tina Makereti, Ben and Sara from Motif Poetry, Annaleese Jochems, Chris Tse. Read all about them here. We will be announcing more curatorial voices in the coming months. And we are thrilled that Sweet Mammalian is our partner for the 2019 micro-residency programme. Read more about our residencies here.

Verb Events happen throughout the year so you can get involved while you’re waiting for your festival fix. See what’s coming over at Verb Events.

You can read through past programmes and see the evolution of our Festival over on our past festivals page.