Polylingual Spree – Poetry in and out of Translation
Polylingual Spree – Poetry in and out of Translation. 7.15 pm, Saturday 12 November
175 CUBA ST
‘The more languages you know, the more you are human’ – Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Come and hear lively readings of poetry in languages from around the world, read by poet translators Marco Sonzogni (Italian), Vana Manasiadis (Greek), Ya-Wen Ho (Mandarin) and more. Hosted by Helen Rickerby (mostly English).
Entry is by koha ($5 is the suggested amount), which goes to support LitCrawl.
MEOW, 9 EDWARD ST
‘...it expanded an interior conversation about what really matters’ – Sarah Chandler on Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young.
Some of the country’s (and one of Australia’s) finest essayists come together to read what they consider to be their choicest paragraphs. Ashleigh Young (Can You Tolerate This?), Aimie Cronin (Metro, North & South, The Spinoff), Naomi Arnold (Metro, New Zealand Geographic, The Spinoff), John Paul Powley (Man of Errors) and Khalid Warsame (The Lifted Brow) celebrate the essay.
True Stories Told Live and I Ain’t Sorry
True Stories Told Live 6pm
WELLINGTON CENTRAL LIBRARY, 65 VICTORIA STREET
Intimate. Real. Anything goes. Our writers step across the threshold and go unscripted and unsupported by notes, lecterns or audio-visual equipment. This is storytelling at its unabashed best. Come and witness unique stories on the theme of ‘metamorphosis’ as they are shaped in the moment.
Featuring Mayor Justin Lester, Paula Morris, Emily Perkins, Khalid Warsame and Anahera Gildea.
I Ain’t Sorry 8.30pm
LAYERS LAUNDRETTE & EMPORIUM, 282 CUBA ST
Stolen body. Stolen history. History denied. History reframed. Returning home. White skin brown bones. Brown skin. White assimilation. Smothering. Autonomy. Healing. Self determination. Fulfillment. A one-night-only reading with a short publication. All writers will speak to experiences of dislocation and marginalisation within their communities. Defined by difference, they look to points of intersecting experience, vocalising new histories, claiming new narratives. Curated by Faith Wilson and Hana Pera Aoake.
Writers include George Watson, Piupiu Maya Turei, Quishile Charan, Ines Almeida, Anahera Gildea,Tayi Tibble.
Mansfield & Me
MANSFIELD & ME
Sunday 13 November, 2 pm
KATHERINE MANSFIELD HOUSE AND GARDEN, 25 TINAKORI RD
Come to the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden for an afternoon of Mansfield appreciation with writers Sarah Laing, Helen Rickerby and Anna Jackson.
All three Wellingtonians have created work inspired by and reflecting the life of Katherine Mansfield. The afternoon begins with an artist talk on the Mansfield & Me exhibition by comic artist and writer Sarah Laing.
Duration: 90 mins
TICKETS > pay what you will:
$20 standard – afternoon tea included
$30 patron ticket* – afternoon tea included
PURCHASE TICKETS FROM EVENTFINDA
*Patron tickets support LitCrawl and KMHG