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Literary Art In Wellington

Writers Meetup, Literature Festival And Poetry Events In Wellington

For all the bibliophiles and lover of content there are a bunch of literary events in Wellington. Dive into the deep ocean of literature while you enjoy the Wellington literature festival or the litfest as you may like to call it. You get a chance to engage with the best in the business, interact with them and take away their stories. There are many literary organizations who hold writing workshops in Wellington and even competitions for that matter. All this is not limited to reading and writing, there are storytelling events, book launches, litfest, and poetry events in Wellington as well. Content is celebrated across the globe and these events just make it better. Look out for opportunities to attend poetry events, literary gatherings and writing workshops near you.

Upcoming Literary Art Events in Wellington

Ongoing

Lego Club - Kāpiti Coast District Libraries

Various Locations , Wellington, New Zealand

Calling all Lego fans! We supply the Lego, you supply the ideas. Put your creative skills to the test to build and design your own masterpiece! Suitable for children aged 5+ with their caregivers. *Friday 12 July* 5.30pm, Paraparaumu Library, 9 Iver Tr... Read More

Fri Jul 12 2019 at 05:30 pm to Thu Jul 18 2019 at 04:30 pm

Today

Royal New Zealand Ballet Dance Storytime

Paraparaumu Library , Wellington, New Zealand

Join story teller Bea Lee-Smith on a magical journey into the world of Hansel and Gretel. Through music and mime, children will learn simple ballet steps and positions. This interactive telling of an old favourite tale will be a great appetizer for you a... Read More

Tue Jul 16 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Immortality for Black Sheep: Police Gazettes and how to use them

National Library of New Zealand , Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Did your ancestor ever come up against the police? You may be able to find a record of them in the Police Gazettes! Join archivist Trish McCormack for an overview of what you might find in the Police Gazettes and how to access them. The Gazettes helped p... Read More

Tue Jul 16 2019
12:10 pm to 01:00 pm

Beyond the Page Pop-Up: Robot Storytime! at Brooklyn Library

Brooklyn Library , Wellington, New Zealand

Have you ever wanted to meet a real-life robot? Put on your best robot costume and come along to this special Beyond the Page pop-up event to hear stories read by our favourite library robot Frank, ask him questions about life as the only robot librarian... Read More

Tue Jul 16 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Tomorrow

Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko

Karori Library , 247 Karori Road, Wellington, New Zealand

Experience Te Rereka by internationally acclaimed puppetry group Toro Pikopiko – the world’s first Māori rock-art puppetry musical. Featuring over 80 hand-crafted puppets, as well as original music in both te reo Māori and English, this interactive show... Read More

Wed Jul 17 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
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Jul 18 2019

Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko

Newtown Library , 13 Constable Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand 6021, Wellington, New Zealand

Experience Te Rereka by internationally acclaimed puppetry group Toro Pikopiko – the world’s first Māori rock-art puppetry musical. Featuring over 80 hand-crafted puppets, as well as original music in both te reo Māori and English, this interactive show... Read More

Thu Jul 18 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

The Imagined Worlds of Tanya Batt

Miramar Library , 68 Miramar Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand

Dive into a world of magical and mysterious storytelling with master story-weaver Tanya Batt Marvel at the costumes, music and tantalising tales. Suitable for children aged 4+ with their caregivers. The Imagined Worlds of Tanya Batt is part of Beyond t... Read More

Thu Jul 18 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Jul 19 2019

The Imagined Worlds of Tanya Batt

Churton Park Community Centre , Wellington, New Zealand

Dive into a world of magical and mysterious storytelling with master story-weaver Tanya Batt Marvel at the costumes, music and tantalising tales. Suitable for children aged 4+ with their caregivers. The Imagined Worlds of Tanya Batt is part of Beyond t... Read More

Fri Jul 19 2019
10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Te Rereka by Toro Pikopiko

Otaki Public Library , Wellington, New Zealand

Experience Te Rereka by internationally acclaimed puppetry group Toro Pikopiko – the world’s first Māori rock-art puppetry musical. Featuring over 80 hand-crafted puppets, as well as original music in both te reo Māori and English, this interactive show... Read More

Fri Jul 19 2019
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Minotaur vs. Ozobots

Khandallah Library , 8 Ganges Road, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand

Ancient myths + Robots = awesome time! Come along to a fun-filled session where you will be transported to the enchanting world of ancient myths and legends. Code Ozobots to navigate dark labyrinths and help them avoid mythical creatures. What is going... Read More

Fri Jul 19 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Beyond the Page Pop-Up: Robot Storytime! at Khandallah Library

Khandallah Library , Wellington, New Zealand

Have you ever wanted to meet a real-life robot? Put on your best robot costume and come along to this special Beyond the Page pop-up event to hear stories read by our favourite library robot Frank, ask him questions about life as the only robot librarian... Read More

Fri Jul 19 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Repulsive Woman Album Release w Claudia Jardine

The Third Eye - Tuatara's Temple of Taste , 30 Arthur Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

On 24 June, 2019: Repulsive Woman (the solo project of Millicent Lovelock) releases her debut album Relief. Recorded throughout 2018 in Lovelock’s hometown of Dunedin with engineer Adelaide Dunn (Milpool), Relief is an intimate, unfolding exploration in t... Read More

Fri Jul 19 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Jul 22 2019

Women's Week 2019

Wellington , New Zealand

Come and celebrate Women's Week 2019 with us!! From July 22nd-July 26th, we have a week chock full of fun events, everything from a market day, to a panel full of amazing wāhine, to a 'take back the night' run. Centered around the themes of intersectional... Read More

Mon Jul 22 2019
09:00 am to 09:00 pm

BWB Talks: Climate Crisis and Revolution (Wellington)

City Gallery Wellington , 101 Wakefield St, Civic Square, Wellington, New Zealand 6140, Wellington, New Zealand

Join authors of the latest addition to the BWB Texts series, A Careful Revolution, to explore the politics and practicalities of the low-emissions transition, touching on issues of justice, tikanga, trade-offs, finance, futurism, adaptation, and more. M... Read More

Mon Jul 22 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Jul 23 2019

The green of spring with Dunedin novelist Paddy Richardson

National Library of New Zealand , Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

We're delighted to welcome Dunedin novelist Paddy Richardson to the Library, at the start of her Randell Cottage Residency. Paddy is the author of seven novels and two collections of short stories. Paddy’s most recent novel, "Through the Lonesome Dark"... Read More

Tue Jul 23 2019
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

The Streets

Michael Fowler Centre , 111 Wakefield St, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

The poet of British Suburbia, THE STREETS, have announced a New Zealand tour off the back of their Splendour in the Grass appearance in Australia this July. The Streets will perform two shows, at the Auckland Town Hall on July 22 and Wellington’s Michael... Read More

Tue Jul 23 2019 at 07:30 pm

Jul 24 2019

Explorer Programme for Coaches (3 Day Course)

Shed 22 (Black And Gold Events) , 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Systemic Mapping and Systemic Constellations are powerful transformational tools used to illuminate problematic issues and previously unseen dynamics in a whole new way for coaches and their clients. The coach facilitates the map-making using particular s... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019 at 09:00 am to Fri Jul 26 2019 at 05:00 pm

Her, Them, Us

Wellington , New Zealand

Join the VicUFO and UniQ for a night of poetry, comedy, song and dance by women and non-binary performers. Come down to the Hunter Lounge, grab a drink and a bite to eat, sit back and enjoy the show! Featuring: Class War On The Dance Floor, the solo ex... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Launch | A Communist In The Family by Elspeth Sandys

Unity Books Wellington , 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Unity Books Wellington & Otago University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'A Communist In The Family: Searching For Rewi Alley' by Elspeth Sandys. All welcome. Please RSVP by 22 July to publicity@otago.ac.nz ABOUT THE BOOK 'A Comm... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Girls' Night Out: LATE NIGHT

Penthouse Cinema and Cafe , Wellington, New Zealand

Come on your own or use it as an incentive to get a group of friends together and enjoy the atmosphere, mingle with the crowd, or just enjoy the movie and plush surroundings. The package deal is $25 each with a glass of bubbles, a lolly bag & an ice... Read More

Wed Jul 24 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Jul 25 2019

Mid Winter Poetry Reading

Vic Books , 1 Kelburn Parade, Easterfield Building, Wellington, New Zealand 6012, Wellington, New Zealand

Mid-Winter Poetry Reading featuring Tayi Tibble, Ashleigh Young, Jenny Bornholdt and Brian Turner.... Read More

Thu Jul 25 2019
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

How to write a Press Release : A workshop for artists/art orgs.

Toi Poneke Arts Centre , 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6012, Wellington, New Zealand

Put on an amazing gig, but end up dancing on your own? Paint a banner for a protest, but no one turns up to hold the other end of it? Get a gallery art show, but you have to drink all the free wine on opening night cos only your mum turned up? Sounds like... Read More

Thu Jul 25 2019
05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Jul 26 2019

Poetry slam - Wellington Qualifier 1

The Fringe Bar , 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Poetry in Motion does round 1 of 3 qualifying slams leading into our regional finals on November 3rd. This year, PIM teams up with Motif Poetry to bring you the Wellington finalists in November. The top 3 poets from this slam go through to the final. Ru... Read More

Fri Jul 26 2019 at 07:30 pm

Jul 27 2019

The Menagerie Variety Show

Opera House , Wellington, New Zealand

Experience a one-night-only variety show like no other, The Muppet Show meets The Royal Variety Performance, but fresher, weirder, more risqué and heaps more Kiwi. It’s a fast-paced show hosted by Ben Hurley with sixteen completely different acts. Come se... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019 at 08:00 pm

Jul 28 2019

Wellington Dru Yoga Workshop

Seatoun Village Hall & St Christopher's Church , 22 Forres St, Seatoun, Wellington, New Zealand 6022, Wellington, New Zealand

Rest, Restore, Realign and Rejuvenate! Join workshop Leaders and Senior Tutors of Dru Australasia, Patricia Brown and Janet Scharbow on a journey of self discovery. Co-director of Dru Australasia and international presenter, Patricia combines her exper... Read More

Sun Jul 28 2019
09:30 am to 01:30 pm

Jul 29 2019

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment Tool Training - Wellington

Hotel Mercure Wellington Abel Tasman , 169 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Mental wellbeing is not the mere absence of mental illness. It is the capacity to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and respond to the challenges we face. It is a positive sense of emotional, physical and spiritual wellbei... Read More

Mon Jul 29 2019 at 09:00 am to Tue Jul 30 2019 at 04:30 pm

Jul 31 2019

Primo Levi – The Occasional Demon book launch

Unity Books Wellington , 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Ambasciata d'Italia, Marco Sonzogni & The Cuba Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'The Occasional Demon', limited edition of Primo Levi’s poetry in both Italian and English to mark the centenary of his birth.... Read More

Wed Jul 31 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Aug 01 2019

PIM August Edition featuring Jordan Hamel

The Fringe Bar , 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Jordan grew up in Timaru on a healthy diet of Catholicism and masculine emotional repression. He fell in love with words the day his high school English teacher read a James K. Baxter poem aloud to the class. When he’s onstage he feels 27 years of anxiety... Read More

Thu Aug 01 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Aug 04 2019

Salty 7: Launch and poetry reading

The Fringe Bar , 28 Allen Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

What better way to spend a wintery Sunday afternoon?! You are very warmly invited to join us in celebrating the launch of contemporary poetry zine, Salty issue 7. Some of the wonderfully talented poets with work in Salty 7 will be reading, Stay tuned... Read More

Sun Aug 04 2019
04:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Aug 05 2019

Author talk | Toby Faber

Unity Books Wellington , 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Join Unity Books Wellington, Faber & Faber and Allen & Unwin NZ for an in-store author talk with Toby Faber. All welcome. Toby Faber, grandson of the founder of Faber & Faber, will be speaking about the vibrant history of this legendary publi... Read More

Mon Aug 05 2019
12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Rock the Cash Bar - Music Quiz - August 2019

Hashigo Zake , Basement, The Hashigo Zake Building, 25 Taranaki St, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Rock The Cash Bar - Beer Edition. It's Road To Beervana week so the August edition of Rock The Cash Bar will have a beery influence. There will be a round dedicated to the common ground between brewing and music, plus whatever other crossovers the RTCB c... Read More

Mon Aug 05 2019
06:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Aug 07 2019

Launch: How to Live by Helen Rickerby & AUP New Poets 5

Unity Books Wellington , 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Unity Books Wellington and Auckland University Press warmly invite you to attend the combined launch of: HOW TO LIVE by Helen Rickerby & AUP New Poets 5 __________________ 6-7:30pm, Wed 7 August 2019 Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington All we... Read More

Wed Aug 07 2019
06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

Aug 14 2019

Work Life Balance: A Systemic Constellations Workshop

Credenza , Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

This Systemic Constellation workshop will focus on illuminating your work life balance and addressing the potential for change. Systemic Constellations are a way of understanding patterns in our thought processes at a deeper level. This powerful reflecti... Read More

Wed Aug 14 2019
05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Aug 17 2019

Frost/Nixon Auditions

Stagecraft , 22 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

AUDITIONS Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan Directed by Tanya Piejus Auditions: Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August at Toi Poneke, Abel Smith Street Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons, from 1 September Season: Wednesday 30... Read More

Sat Aug 17 2019
09:00 am to 02:00 pm

Aug 20 2019

Robett's VIP Content Course : 1on1 Consultancy + Full Day Masterclass...

Wellington , New Zealand

Want to work directly with Robett Hollis on your business? Robett Hollis is a Multi-Exit Media Entrepreneur, FORTUNE 100 Content Consultant and a Virtual CCO (Virtual Chief Content Officer). He exited his Video Production & Content Agency to Saatchi... Read More

Tue Aug 20 2019
09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Aug 23 2019

National Poetry Day - Wild Honey: Reading NZ Women's Poetry

Unity Books Wellington , 57 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

For National Poetry Day join Unity Books and Massey University Press to celebrate 'Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women’s Poetry' by Paula Green. Paula will introduce readings from carina gallegos, Stefanie Lash, Therese Lloyd, Maria McMillan and Manon R... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Aug 25 2019

SMY Day for Mothers Connecting to Your Wisdom, Joy, and Purpose

1A Kensington St , Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand

GATHER with other Wellington mothers for a day of connection to yourself, your wisdom, joy, and purpose, led by Cathryn Monro — author of Spilt Milk Yoga. This guided self-inquiry workshop brings mothers together in a safe environment to reflect, share a... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
10:00 am to 02:00 pm

Aug 29 2019

Sons of Zion 'Come Home' Tour - Wellington

San Fran , 171 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Pato Entertainment & MaiFM presents . . . SONS OF ZION - ‘COME HOME TOUR’ __________________________ Thursday 29th August San Fran 9pm till 1am R18 Support TBC Tickets on sale 8am Wednesday 3rd July from The Ticket Fairy _____________________... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Aug 30 2019 at 01:00 am

Sep 02 2019

52 Ways - Wellington

Rydges Hotels & Resorts , 75 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Discover 52 Ways to Boost The Profits of Your Business Over the last 10 years Dale Beaumont has personally trained over 50,000 people to achieve business success. As a result, many of Dale’s clients have now become multi-millionaires, while others have... Read More

Mon Sep 02 2019
08:00 am to 05:45 pm

Sep 07 2019

Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa, Wellington

Khandallah Town Hall and Cornerstone Community Centre , Wellington, New Zealand

Tiny Ruins return to home ground this spring, in the wake of their sonic dream of a record, Olympic Girls. Having toured overseas for the better part of 2019, and returning from a run of summer festivals throughout Europe, September sees them embark on tw... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sep 09 2019

Tiny Ruins - Olympic Girls Spring Tour of Aotearoa, Wairarapa

Secret Location , Wairarapa, Wellington, New Zealand

Ticket information at banishedmusic.com/tinyruinsspringtour Tiny Ruins return to home ground this spring, in the wake of their sonic dream of a record, Olympic Girls. Having toured overseas for the better part of 2019, and returning from a run of summer... Read More

Mon Sep 09 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 11 2019

Future, Alternative: Feminism & Science

Victoria University of Wellington , SU218 (Student Union Building), Wellington, New Zealand

“No, the future is not female.” Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan reimagines a Medieval trio—Joan of Arc, poet Jean de Meun, and proto-feminist writer Christine de Pizan—in a shocking post-apocalyptic dystopia. Here, it is 2049, and humanity is ‘devolv... Read More

Wed Sep 11 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sep 21 2019

World Wide Wander 2019

BizDojo Market Lane | Coworking & Shared Office Space Wellington , 3 Market Lane, Wellington, New Zealand

This special Street Wisdom event is part of the World Wide Wander - our global takeover with a goal of over 100 events this weekend!  Learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions with Street... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
09:30 am to 12:30 pm

World Wide Wander 2019

Credenza , Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

This special Street Wisdom event is part of the World Wide Wander - our global takeover with a goal of over 100 events this weekend! Learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions with Street Wisdo... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
09:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sep 30 2019

Your Career Progression: A Systemic Constellations Workshop

Credenza , Level 2, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011, Wellington, New Zealand

Ever asked yourself: Where should I go next in my career? What will my professional future hold?... Read More

Mon Sep 30 2019
04:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Oct 01 2019

Just Action 2019 ~ Restoring the Spirit to the Public Sphere

The Salvation Army Wellington City Corps , 92 Vivian Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Just Action is one of New Zealand's flagship social justice gatherings, offering a space to explore the mission of renewing our society. Just Action provides a thought space for reflection, education, skills-development, relationship-building and, above a... Read More

Tue Oct 01 2019 at 10:00 am to Wed Oct 02 2019 at 05:30 pm

Oct 19 2019

The Life of Jane Austen's Letters

St. Andrew's on the Terrace , 30 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

Controversy has stalked Jane Austen’s letters ever since her death in 1817. The story of what happened to them over 200 years is as fascinating as what they had to say. By exploring their scope, reception and publication over the years, we can see how the... Read More

Sat Oct 19 2019
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Nov 05 2019

Street Wisdom Wellington

BizDojo Market Lane | Coworking & Shared Office Space Wellington , 3 Market Lane, Wellington, New Zealand

Learn how to access the urban environment and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions with Street Wisdom: a powerful, three-hour guided experience that uses the streets as an invisible university. This inspirational tool has been adopted... Read More

Tue Nov 05 2019
09:30 am to 12:30 pm

Nov 25 2019

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Introductory Workshop - Nov 2019

Te Aro Room , Front + Centre, Wellington, New Zealand

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is growing in popularity and there is increasing research support for a large range of diagnoses and life problems. It combines mindfulness and behavioural principles to help clients make space for painful thoughts... Read More

Mon Nov 25 2019 at 09:00 am to Tue Nov 26 2019 at 03:30 pm

Mar 24 2020

DevOps Talks Conference, 24-25 March, 2020, Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington , New Zealand

DevOps Talks Conference (DOTC) aims to attract leaders and engineers who are practicing DevOps in startups and leading-edge enterprise companies. World-class speakers from cutting-edge IT startups and enterprises such as Google Cloud, CHEF, New Relic, Pag... Read More

Tue Mar 24 2020 at 08:30 am to Wed Mar 25 2020 at 07:00 pm

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