Last week I attended the launch and unveiling of four new quotes on the Wellington Writers Walkway – and the honouring of the writers and their city, or the city their quotes mention.
These tributes to the city by the sea are dotted around the Wellington waterfront as typographical sculptures in wood and concrete. Use your smartphone to guide you around the sites and learn more about the writers behind them. See it here. ( or download the brochure or pick it up at the Wellington i-site centre.)
It was also wonderful to meet 3 young woman travellers, from Malaysia, who said “it’s great that you honour your writers this way”. Funnily, one of the woman lives in the city I land at in my Borneo trip (Kuching, June – August 2013) and who I now will meet for a coffee after I’ve been the Rainforest World Music Festival. As the CEO of the Sarawak State Library, it’s no wonder she noticed the group of us wandering the waterfront and we were glad they joined us.
The writers honoured at this launch were: Joy Cowley, Elizabeth Knox, James McNeish and Jack Lazenby who’s pole and quote is behind the visitor-students to Wellington. Read more about them on the Writers Walkway website or on the New Zealand Society of Authors one.