Featherston Booktown

Featherston Booktown 

Featherston Booktown will be held from 11 - 13 May 2018. Come and enjoy a 3 day, fun festival celebrating books, writers and literature in many different ways. 

The weekend will start with the now traditional fish and chip supper where one of New Zealand's foremost children’s authors, Kate de Goldi will be the guest speaker. There are lots of events for all ages and interests celebrating everything to do with books - see printing machines at work, take part in workshops and interactive sessions, go to the popular book fair including stalls with rare and second hand books plus hear authors speak.

This year’s festival has a special emphasis on poetry and young adult fiction.

For all Featherston Booktown details please pop over to: www.booktown.org.nz

Here are a few book stores in town:

Festival highlights include:

Fish 'n' Chip Supper
Friday 11th May from 6.30pm
This is always a popular event! Come and enjoy a classic Kiwi dinner and settle in for a fabulous evening with acclaimed writer and reviewer, Kate De Goldi.

True Stories compered by John Campbell
Saturday 12th 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Intimate. Real. Anything goes! Featuring 6 of NZ’s top writers, Tom Scott, Catherine Robertson, Chris Tse, Emily Writes, Victor Rodger and Paul Adamson as they explore the theme of “transformation”.

Spies Publishing - “Create Your Book” 
Saturday 12th 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Bring along your ideas and imagination for a fun workshop where children will write and illustrate their own story! This is then bound together into their very own book to take home!

Joy Cowley: Reading for children
Sunday 13th 1.00pm - 2.00pm 
Booktown’s very own Patron Joy Cowley will be reading for all to enjoy. Readings include the classic tale Snake and Lizard - celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Book signings and conversation after reading.

Find the full programme here.