Wellington Writers Walk



Wellington’s Waterfront just got a whole lot better with four new word ‘sculptures’ for Wellington Writers Walk. Designed by architect Fiona Christeller, the concept is simple and subtle, and a little bit quirky. (Look for the pole!) The newly celebrated writers are Jack Lasenby, Joy Cowley, Sir James McNeish and Elizabeth Knox. Their words were unveiled in a happy occasion yesterday
by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae. Congratulations to all concerned.





Posted on 21st March 2013 in Books


  1. Alison Hawthorne says:

    Hi there
    Yesterday I came in to walk the Writers’ Walk using the new booklet, and to find the 4 new writers who are not in the new booklet.
    I enjoyed the walk finding 18 of the 19 writers. No1 Eileen Duggan I could not find even with the photo & talking to people who were in the vicinity.
    James K Baxter I found, but it is not marked on the map – No15.

    I did not find any of the 4 latest writers, to my disappointment. The other websites I have visited do not mention any of the 4 new ones. Your website is the only place I have found anything.
    Am I going blind? I need a wee map.
    Can you tell me who I should contact to get this information please?

    Alison Hawthorne

    21st March 2013 at 9:27 pm

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Alison,
    I’m glad you enjoyed the Wellington Writers Walk. Rosemary Wildblood is the chairperson of the committee and you can contact her at rowil@slingshot.co.nz. Rosemary tells me that updates of their website and booklet are pending. The Eileen Duggan plaque may be under repair.

    21st March 2013 at 11:40 pm

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