LitCrawl is the premier writers festival in Wellington. In true kiwi style, the main event involves a literary crawl on November 10th through various venues and bars around the city, getting exposed to new ideas and amazing writers. There’s also a LitCrawl Extended series of events between 8-11 November.
I’m honoured to be involved in three events:
- Crip the Lit: The Great Debate, where two teams of disability and literary luminaries debate the moot that there’s no such thing as a disabled writer. We are all just writers.
- Killed Off – A conversation between me, Annaleese Jochems, and Elizabeth Knox about how and why we kill off characters (I am SO excited about this one, as both my panel-mates are authors I greatly admire).
- A self-publishing workshop where I spill all my secrets. Come armed with a ton of questions! (Te Auaha, Cinema, Sunday 2-3PM).
Entry to events is by donation (suggested $5), except for the workshops – you can buy tickets here).
Other awesome sounding events I’d like to attend are the Badass Bitches of Wellington Walking Tour, the Dead Ladies Show, a salon-style event that originated in Berlin and celebrates awesome women in history, Bringing Down the Man about feminist activism, Of Mermaids and Mermen – a talk from writer Megan Dunn about researching her book on real-life merpeople, and Emily Writes + (girl)friends, about the enduring power of female friendships. I’ll also be at the afterparty because I will have just done two events back-to-back and I will need booze!
I’m going to be in Wellington for four days, catching up with friends and fellow writers and getting my fill of my favourite NZ city. If there’s something I’ve absolutely got to do while I’m there, hit me up!