Welcome to the club.
Join The Wellington Feminist Poetry Club this month as the nerdiest kids in school deliver you a whip-smart and biting night of spoken word poetry. The capital’s sharpest literary students will be taking the podium with moving, lyrical and even comedic stories of modern girlhood, queer resistance or anything they well please.
The curriculum is enticing, the reading list is moreish and the homework, nonexistent. It’s the most entertaining extracurricular activity about.
Just $5 - $10, sliding scale.
Our 2018 headliners are!
- Jess Holly Bates on September 27th
- Tarns Hood on October 18th
- Mary Rainsford on November 29th
Want to get initiated? Anyone can join the club! If you’d like read at one of our events, get in touch with Hugo Grrrl. Male-identifying people welcome too.
More about our September headliner: Jess Holly Bates is a queer pākeha writer, artist and educator who is interested in embodiment, colonial slippage and whiteness. She uses performance to communicate cultural criticism and published her first theatre show Real Fake White Dirt (Best Writing NZ Fringe 2015) as a book of poetry in 2014 with Anahera Press. In 2016, she co-created The Offensive Nipple Show (Best in Theatre Syd Fringe 2016, Tiki-Tour Ready Award NZ Fringe 2016), which brought the male gaze to its knees, from which grew her TedX Talk on Power and Code-Slipping. She has screen street-cred as 'Eve' on Shortland Street and 'Grace' in award-winning web series Auckward Love. She has published essays and criticism for Pantograph Punch and is currently training as a craniosacral therapist and working as a sex researcher.
WFPC is MC'd each month by some of Wellington's funniest femmes. This year catch the following comics hosting!
- Maria F. Williams on Thursday September 27th
- Gabby Anderson on Thursday October 18th
- and Rosie Howells on Thursday November 29th.
Please note: Seating is not allocated so arrive early to nab a good vantage point. Latecomers may not be admitted, and door sales are cash only.
Graphic design by Pip Clark. Hugo Grrrl 2016.