Verb Festival | 3-7 Nov

Where: Venues around Wellington

When: Weds 3rd - Sun 7th Nov 

Every year we support the big, beautiful party that celebrates books, reading, ideas, information and conversation that is Verb Readers & Writers Festival featuring LitCrawl. Writers and artists from all over the world and Aotearoa share their ideas and their stories with curious readers.

The eighth annual Verb festival celebrating Aotearoa writers and readers in Pōneke has a distinctly magical theme for 2021. Verb Wellington takes place 3 – 7 November and includes the popular LitCrawl on Saturday 6 November.

“We chose the theme of ‘coven’ this year to explore ideas of community, magic in literature, circles of knowledge both ancient and new, and to honour the idea that writing and reading can be powerful acts: words and ideas can make an impact and affect change,” says Festival director Claire Mabey.

Highlights include Charlotte Grimshaw speaking about her memoir The Mirror Book; Hinemoa Elder and Māni Dunlop discussing Elder’s best-selling book of whakataukī Aroha; Lana Lopesi and Rosbel Tan will talk about Lana’s forthcoming book, Bloody Woman; and the return of the popular Feminist Rage Night hosted by Michele A’Court.

Vic Books supports this wonderful event both financially and by supplying bookselling staff and services at all the events. See the full Festival programme here>

All photos Vanessa Rushton Photography for Verb Festival 2020. 

Some of the fabulous titles from authors appearing at Verb Readers & Writers Festival 2021

Photos from Verb Festival 2020