Yarns in Barns
Every two years Yarns in Barns, a regionwide literary festival, brings some of New Zealand’s best writers, poets and storytellers together to the Wairarapa. Celebrating books and storytelling with a country twist.
This year Yarns is being held 10-18th October 2020 and tickets are on sale now.
Events are held in various locations Wairarapa-wide, from a yarn in an iconic woolshed, to poetry at Gladstone Vineyard, literary gatherings at Hedleys Bookshop, Masterton Library, Aratoi and the Carterton Courthouse, among others.
Take a look at the full programme.
Check out the festival's Facebook page for festival news.
Chelsea Winter - ’Supergood’ SOLD OUT
Thursday 8 October 6.15-8.30pm, Carterton Events Centre
Official Festival Launch and Fridays with Jim Bolger Fiday 9 October 7pm, Copthorne Solway Park Hotel, Masterton
Aroha - Māori Wisdom for a Contented Life Lived in Harmony with our Planet. Saturday 10 October 11am: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, Mt Bruce
The Little Doctor Book Launch. Saturday 10 October 3pm: Masterton District Library
The Girl in the Mirror with Rose Carlyle. Sunday 11 October 11:00am: Ata Rangi Winery, 14 Puruatanga Rd, Martinborough
Stacy Gregg's Pony Club Secrets. Sunday 11 October 2pm: The Historic Barn, 121 Humphries St, Greytown
Chef Monique Fiso in conversation with Martin Bosley. Sunday 11 October 4pm: Greytown Town Centre
Pipi's Pizza Party, Illustration Workshop and Book Signing. Monday 12 October 4-6pm: Masterton District Library
Fantastic Fiction. Wednesday 14 October 7pm: Hedleys Books, Masterton
Walking Back to Happiness Book Launch. Thursday 15 October 5pm: Greytown School Hall
The Quick and the Dead with Pathologist Cynric Temple-Camp. Friday 16 October 12noon: Carterton Courthouse
Anthony Byrt on artists Billy Apple and David Hockney. Friday 16 October 7pm: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton
This Farming Life with Tim Saunders. Saturday 17 October 10am:Cobblestones Museum, Greytown
Wild at Heart with Miriam Lancewood. Saturday 17 October 1:00pm: Strang Woolshed, 1686 Longbush Road, Carterton
Yarn in the Barn with Dog Zen author Mark Vette. Saturday 17 October 3pm: Strang’s Woolshed, Gladstone
Searching for Charlie with Tom Scott.Sunday 18 October 11am: Anzac Hall, Featherston
Into the Unknown with Ian Trafford. Sunday 18 October 1pm: Anzac Hall, Featherston
Poems on the Vine. Sunday 18 October 2.45pm:Gladstone Vineyard
This wonderful Wairarapa festival is run as a non-profit event by Hedleys Booksellers, Fraser Books publishers and the Wairarapa Library Service.