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The Wellington Writers Walk was opened during the NZ International Festival of the Arts in March 2002; and is a project of the New Zealand Society of Authors' of Wellington Branch. It consists of a series of 19 text sculptures located along Wellington's beautiful harbour. Each one contains a quotation about the city from a poem or piece of prose by one of the many talented writers who have made Wellington their home at some point in their lives.

The writers in the walk 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.

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