Wellington Writers Walk - an arts discovery tour of Wellington's waterfront.
I love this city, the hills, the harbour the wind that blasts through it. I love the life and pulse and activity, and the warm decrepitude…there’s always an edge here that one must walk which is sharp and precarious, requiring vigilance. Patricia Grace, Cousins (1992)
New Zealand’s capital city Wellington is home to award-winning New Zealand Maori author Patricia Grace(opens in new window). Considered a key figure in the emergence of Maori literature in the English language, Patricia Grace received international recognition in 2008 with the prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Wellington Writers Walk takes visitors on an arts discovery tour of Wellington’s famed waterfront pedestrian precinct. The 15 text sculptures – created by artist Catherine Griffiths – feature quotes about the city by well known New Zealand writers with strong Wellington connections.
It's the perfect self-tour for those with a taste for well-chosen words and phrases, and a passion for the capital city. The trail booklet is available free of charge from Wellington libraries and information centres.
Writers featured include Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde, Pat Lawlor, Denis Glover, James K. Baxter, Bruce Mason, Lauris Edmond, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Vincent O’Sullivan, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Eileen Duggan and Bill Manhire.