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Why do books need pictures? with Zach Dodson


Sat 11 May 2019, 3:00pm–4:00pm

Where: St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, 63 Bell St, Featherston, Wairarapa

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
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Listed by: BooktownNZ

Zach Dodson co-founded Featherproof Books in 2005, a small press in Chicago. He is often a book designer, and sometimes an author too. Most recently Zach wrote Bats of the Republic, an illuminated novel (Doubleday 2015). He is an Associate Professor working in the field of Visual Narrative at Victoria University of Wellington. In this session, Zach will read from his novel Bats of the Republic, and answer questions posed mostly by Cheryl Gallaway. She wants to find out why books need pictures. Zach’s further experiments can be seen at

This is an event involved in the Featherston Booktown Festival on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th 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.

Take a look at our website for the full programme of events.