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.

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.

Check out the festival's Facebook page for festival news. 

This wonderful Wairarapa festival is run as a non-profit event by Hedleys Booksellers, Fraser Books publishers and the Wairarapa Library Service.