Collage of drawings by Tara Black made live at Verb Festival 2019

Lie Down and Listen Poetics at Verb 2019: In which we lay in a creepy Masonic room and listened to Nina Powles, Cilla McQueen, David Eggleton, essa may ranapiri, Hannah Mettner, Amy Brown and Vanessa Crofskey read their poetry.

Litcrawl, Stage One: Sweet Mammalion – Jackson Niewland, Chris Holdaway, Miriama Gemmell, Jasmine Gallagher and Sam Duckor-Jones.

Litcrawl, Stage Two: AUP – Anna Jackson, Chris Tse, Rebecca Hawkes and Carolyn DeCarlo.

Litcrawl, Stage Three: Starling – Mel Ansell, Sinead Overbye, Vita O’Brien, Rhys Feeney, Caroline Shepherd, Isabelle McNeur and Ash Davida Jane.

Growing Up Wāhine Māori: Tayi Tibble and Patricia Grace chaired by Nadine Anne Hura.

Pakaru: Mitch Tawhi Thomas, Whiti Hereaka and Greg McGee discuss writing about family.

Toby & Toby & Toby: Toby Manhire interviewing Sharon Murdoch, Sophie Handford and Renée while Toby Morris illustrates.

Sinéad Gleeson in conversation with Kim Hill about her book Constellations.

Writing My Best Life: Ingrid Horrocks chairing Rose Lu, Sinead Gleeson and Linda Burgess in a discussion about the essay-memoir.