Featherston Booktown

Featherston Booktown
Featherston Booktown's fifth Festival will take place over the weekend of 10-12 May 2019. The festival celebrates books, writers and literature in many different ways. 

A Booktown is a small rural town or village in which second–hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Featherston now has six bookshops and the annual Featherston Booktown Festival attracts many visitors every year.

The weekend starts with the now traditional fish and chip supper featuring a guest speaker. Over the weekend there are lots of events for all ages and interests celebrating everything to do with books - 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.

Festival Programme:
Sit down with a cup of coffee and have a look at the programme - there's something for eveyone. 

Purchase your tickets:
All Booktown tickets are available through Eventfinda or pop into the Masterton and Martinbroough i-SITEs and purchase there.

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

From guest speakers like Gary McGee and Joy Cowley to workshops and interactive sessions! This year's festival has a special emphasis on poetry and young adult fiction.

Take a look a some of our favourite picks: 

Fish 'n' Chip Supper - SOLD OUT
Friday 10th 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 Greg McGee, a quadruple treat, working ing theatre, TV, film and books.
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Questions for Joy: Children Only!
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May from 12pm - 12.30pm. $5 per child.  
Booktown’s Patron Joy Cowley will be answering questions, reading from her books and telling tales. Drop the kids off and browse the booksellers for 30 mins. A shared light lunch will be provided.
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The Mother's Day Afternoon Tea -SOLD OUT
Sunday 12th 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Join Joy Cowley, Emily Writes, Dame Fiona Kidman, Leah McFall & Kate De Goldi for afternoon tea and be inspired by these extraordinary women reflecting on the teme of creating in 'A Room of One's Own'.
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Here are a few book stores in town:

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