Verb Festival (ft. LitCrawl Wellington)

When: 6 - 10 November, 2019

             Featuring LitCrawl - 25 events, in 25 venues in a little over 3 hours on Saturday 9 November

This years programme can be found here


Verb Festival is an annual writers festival here in Wellington. It celebrates 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.

Verb celebrates the many voices that make up Aotearoa’s literary galaxy. The festival is delighted to announce guest curators for 2019 so far: Tina Makereti, Ben and Sara from Motif Poetry, Annaleese Jochems, Chris Tse. Read all about them here. More curatorial voices will be announced in the coming months. 

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.

You can buy books from writers appearing at this year's festival from our website, below. All this information and programmes can be found here.