Cruise ships in Wellington … a walk along the waterfront

Wellington Writers Walkway . . . spread along the Wellington waterfront, a stroll along it is a great artistic, historical, and literary way to spend an enjoyable couple of hours in New Zealand’s capital city.

Brochures that lead you around them are available at the local iSite in Civic Square – the link above has a map and here’s link to the Writers Walkway FaceBook Page

With ‘quotations from 23 authors, past and contemporary, including poets, novelists, and playwrights the walk celebrates the place of Wellington in these writers’ lives’.  and their place in the life of Wellington. It also introduces New Zealand literature to a wider public, and in particular, tourists and visitors. I heard cruise ship passengers discussing buying a NZ book and I’m sure without this great addition to our public art they would not have known about the author whose quote they were  photographing.

See an earlier blog I wrote about the opening of some new quotes.  (All in a different  form, ie not concrete)

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Wellington weather

Wellington poet Lauris Edmond writes on one of the writers walkways blocks

“It’s true you can’t live here by chance, you have to do and be, not simply watch or even describe. This is the city of action, the world headquarters of the verb.”

On a cold wet day like today, this reminds us all, no-one lives in Wellington for the weather, it has so much else going for it, it is the city of action as Lauris said, and no matter the weather, just get out and enjoy the city!

The Wellington Writers Walkway is a fabulous walk around the waterfront and is an initiative of the local branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors

The kiwitravelwriter beside the Lauris Edmond quote - photo by Mallory