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Whanganui Literary Festival 2019


Fri 4 Oct 2019, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 6 Oct 2019, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Queen's Park, Watt St, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

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Get the Full programme from or pick one up from the Opera House or the i-site.

Friday 4 October
6.00 - 7.00pm: Grand Opening. The evening begins with drinks and nibbles as you mix and mingle with fellow booklovers and authors. The Whanganui Mayor, Hamish McDouall, will be officially open the main weekend of the Literary Festival.

7.30 - 8.30pm: Joanne Drayton: The Lives of Others - Being a Biographer

Saturday 5 October
10 - 11am: Albert Belz - The Play’s the Thing
11.30 -12.30pm: Ron Palenski - A Sporting chance
1.30 - 2.30pm: Fiona Kidman - This Mortal Boy
3 - 4pm: Paul Cleave - Imagining Crime - the Good and the Bad

Sunday 6 October
10 - 11am: Corey Mosen & Ajax - Conserving Our Kea
11.30 - 12.30pm: Tina Makereti - If not Now, then When?
1.30 - 2.30pm: Leah McFall - Confidentially Speaking

Sunday 6 October
3 - 4pm: High tea with Amber Rose - Tickets $30 each

NB: service fee $1 per ticket
To send tickets: Post $3, Courier $8
No refunds/No exchanges.

Get the Full programme from or pick one up from the Opera House or i-site.

Tickets can be purchased from Royal Wanganui Opera House Booking Office.