Early Events

Bird Collector: Alison Glenny in discussion with Pip Adam

Surreal Sisters: Jo Randerson, Khadro Mohamed, Cadence Chung, Sarah Scott and Rebecca Hawkes read poetry responding to the Te Papa Surrealism exhibition

“Go, in the name of the devil, go!”: Verb gala night on the topic of flight.


Saturday 6th November

A Ghost in the Throat: Doireann Ní Ghríofa in conversation with Claire Mabey

Atua WāhineDr Ngahuia Murphy, Ataria Sharman in conversation with Whiti Hereaka at Verb 2021

The Problem with Fairytales: Al Gray, Erin Donohue and Helen Vivienne Fletcher reframe disability in fairytales.

Faking It: Kyle Mewburn in conversation with Jane Arthur

Litcrawl Phase 1: Whiti Hereaka in conversation with Anahera Gildea about her new novel, Kurangaituku

Litcrawl Phase 2: Sweet Mammalian


Sunday 7th November

Things I Learned in Art School: Megan Dunn in conversation with Kim Hill

Women in Clothes: Claire Regnault talks to Jesse Bray Sharpin about her book, Dressed: Fashionable Dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 – 1910.

Girl of New Zealand: Michelle Erai in conversation with April Henderson about her book, Girl of New Zealand: Colonial Optics in Aotearoa.

Tui, Tui, Tuiā: Renée, Whiti Hereaka, Matariki Williams, Anahera Gildea and Nadine Anne Hura discuss knitting and writing