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True Stories (Told Live) compered by John Campbell


Sat 12 May 2018, 6:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Royal Hotel, 22 Revans Street, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.90 ($19.90 + $3.00 fees)
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Listed by: BooktownNZ

Intimate. Real. Anything goes! The New Zealand Book Council’s True Stories Told Live events have been exhilarating and entertaining audiences at sell-out events for the past six years.

Writers, artists, musicians, actors, politicians and more come together to entertain audiences with surprising, dramatic, funny, frightening and moving true stories. Our invited storytellers have eight minutes each to speak on a theme. No notes. No audio-visual equipment. No props. No questions. Just true stories that promise to inspire, entrance, and entertain. This is storytelling at its unabashed best!

Come and be entertained and enthralled by six of New Zealand’s top writers as they explore the theme of “transformation” in their own unique way.
True Stories are intense, raw and original filled with plot, pace, adventure and humour.

Catherine Robertson - best-selling novelist, reviewer and commentator

Tom Scott - satirist, cartoonist, playwright, author

Emily Writes - popular writer, reviewer and blogger

Chris Tse - poet, blogger, actor

Victor Rodger - playwright, provocateur, actor

Paul Adamson - writer, hunter, fisher, teacher

This event is proudly supported by the New Zealand Book Council

Complimentary platter food and a cash bar.

This is an event involved in the Featherston Booktown Festival on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May celebrating everything to do with books, writers and reading.
The three-day programme includes writing workshops; poetry readings; talks by leading authors and illustrators; and a book fair including stalls with rare and second-hand books. There are also events specifically for children while this year’s festival has a special emphasis on poetry and young adult fiction.
Take a look at our website for the full programme of events.