Vivienne Plumb, in collaboration with Wairarapa Word.

Vivienne is a playwright, poet and fiction writer. Her writing is known to highlight the fantastic and miraculous in everyday experience. She has won numerous awards for her writing, and has been the recipient of key fellowships and residencies. Her plays have been performed in New Zealand and international venues, and The Diary as a Positive in Female Adult Behavior has been translated into Polish. Plumb's first novel, Secret City, was published in 2003. Plumb has held several residencies, including one in 2004 at the University of Iowa and the 2006 Massey University writers' residency. She has a BA and an MA from Victoria University in Wellington, and holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, Australia.