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New Animals

  • Book Haven 160 Riddiford Street Wellington, Wellington, 6021 New Zealand (map)

Poet and queen of creatures Rebecca Hawkes sits down with Pip Adam and Sugar Magnolia Wilson to talk about writing animals. Adam’s Ockham-winning novel The New Animals is about a young woman slipping out of her domestication and into a new skin, while Wilson’s collection Because a Woman’s Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean is a complete ecosystem all of its own, a home for everything from womb-infesting reptiles, to a beloved horse.

Curated by Annaleese Jochems.


This event is part of the Newtown Sunday Stroll

Tour the Riddiford St bookshops in Newtown and enjoy readings and discussion from some of Aotearoa’s freshest and finest writers while you’re there. Each event is 30 mins duration with time between them so you can stroll and catch the next.

Entry by Koha

Earlier Event: November 10
Santa’s Christmas Party
Later Event: November 10
The Newest AUP New Poets