Venue and location

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The Poetry and the Essay conference will be held in room AM101, in the Alan MacDiarmid building at the Kelburn Campus of Victoria University of Wellington, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Download a map of the Kelburn Campus.

Getting to the Kelburn Campus

Buses, the Cable Car or walking are the easiest ways to get to the Kelburn Campus from the central city. Use Metlink’s journey planner to help you.

About Wellington

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Conference participants can stay right on campus at Te Puni Village (which is student accommodation during term time). We may be able to arrange a reduced group rate, if there is enough interest. Find out more about rooms and rates…

Wellington also has many other places to stay, click here for an interactive accommodation finder.