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Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2021 Festival

Featherston Booktown’s sixth ‘live’ Karukatea Festival is on from 6 – 9 May 2021. 

We’ll stop at nothing to celebrate the artefact of the book at our community festival and we will welcome all booklovers, young and old, from across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

In 2021 we have 55 stunning events and 99 amazing presenters starting with writers in schools for our region’s students on the two days before the weekend festivities begin. 

In the Anzac Hall on Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May we will have 23 booksellers selling a mixture of second-hand, antiquarian, self-published and new books. The presenters books will be for sale and you will have an opportunity to have your copies signed by them.

Featherston will be alive with books, markets, workshops, printing presses, stalls, treasure trails, food, coffee and fun!  Come and spend some time with us and be transported to a world of books, writing and ideas - there will be something for all the family!

Date Time & Venue Event Ticket Type Price Quantity
Fri 7 May 6:00 pm, Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston The Fish’n’Chip Supper General Admission All Ages Licensed $44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
  10:00 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Late Nite Lit: Show Ponies General Admission All Ages Licensed $19.45 ($18.00 + $1.45 fees)
Sat 8 May 9:00 am, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Who’s On The Couch On Saturday? General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:30 am, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Book Binding Workshop General Admission $33.75 ($30.00 + $3.75 fees)
  10:30 am, Featherston Public Library, Featherston Gavin Bishop Reads For Children Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  10:30 am, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Criminal Intent General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:30 am, The Royal Hotel, Featherston “Life Is A Zig Zag”- Journeys To Publication General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  12:00 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Do Artists’ Morals Matter? General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  12:00 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston Winning Writing: The Case For Sports Literature General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  12:00 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Books And Reading In The Age Of The Podcast General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:00 pm, Featherston Heritage Complex, Featherston Albion Letterpress Printing Workshop General Admission R15 $44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
  1:00 pm, St John's Anglican Church, Featherston Story Telling At St John’s Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Paper Making With Rob Kennedy - Workshop General Admission $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston The Poetry Playground Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, Loco, Featherston Demonstration Of Letterpress Printing with Cheryl Gallaway Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Author Spotlight: Renée General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston Author Spotlight: Rose Lu General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Alexander Turnbull And The Book Collecting Game General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  2:00 pm, Featherston School, Featherston Cut & Paste Workshop For Children Zine Fest @ Booktown Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  3:00 pm, Featherston Public Library, Featherston Donovan Bixley – Illustrator And Storyteller Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  3:00 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Stories For Short Attention Spans General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  3:00 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston Coffee with Kate General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  4:30 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston My Kids Aren’t Reading, What Should I Do? General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  4:30 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston New Zealand Hidden Gems: Jane Mander General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  6:00 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston Hear Me Roar General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  6:45 pm, Tarureka Estate, Featherston The Lyre Of Orpheus: Poetry, Songs And Music General Admission All Ages Licensed $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  8:00 pm, Tarureka Estate, Featherston Mr Sold’s True Stories Told Live: “Locked In/Lockdown” General Admission All Ages Licensed $38.88 ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
  10:00 pm, Tarureka Estate, Featherston Late Nite Lit: The Poetry Collision General Admission All Ages Licensed $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
Sun 9 May 9:00 am, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Who’s On The Couch On Sunday? General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  9:30 am, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Finding The Joy Poetry Workshop General Admission R15 $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  10:00 am, Featherston Heritage Complex, Featherston Albion Letterpress Printing Workshop General Admission R15 $44.00 ($40.00 + $4.00 fees)
  10:30 am, Featherston Bowling Club, Featherston Te Aka Ki Hato Pāora Launch Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  10:30 am, Featherston Public Library, Featherston Hound The Detective Spies A New Book Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  10:30 am, Kiwi Hall, Featherston The Relevance Of The Treaty In 2021 General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  10:30 am, The Royal Hotel, Featherston The Influence of Place General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  11:00 am, Featherston School, Featherston Write To The Centre: Journal-Keeping For Self-Reflection General Admission $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  12:00 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston David Riley Book Launch of 'Joy Cowley' Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  12:00 pm, Featherston Public Library, Featherston 'The Bomb' And Its Creators Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  12:00 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston I’ve Been Called Lippy: Te Whe General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  12:00 pm, Featherston Bowling Club, Featherston So, You Want To Self-Publish? General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  12:30 pm, Featherston Sports Hub, Featherston Family Literary Quiz General Admission $10.25 ($10.00 + $0.25 fees)
  1:00 pm, St John's Anglican Church, Featherston Spoken Word Workshop With Te Kahu Rolleston (Kai Afterwards) Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Paper Making With Rob Kennedy - Workshop General Admission $23.00 ($20.00 + $3.00 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Author Spotlight: Nadine Anne Hura General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, Featherston Bowling Club, Featherston Living Happily Ever After: The Business Of Romance Writing General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021 – Our Picks And Previews General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, The Royal Hotel, Featherston “Let There Be Heroes” General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Author Spotlight: Shilo Kino: CANCELLED General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  1:30 pm, St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston Marvellous Crafts With Fifi Colston Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  2:00 pm, Chicken and Frog Bookshop, Featherston Joy Cowley Reading At The Chicken & Frog Bookshop Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  2:00 pm, Featherston School, Featherston Zine Your Words: Workshop Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  3:00 pm, Featherston Bowling Club, Featherston Zappo The Magician Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
  3:00 pm, Tarureka Estate, Featherston Find Your Place: Palliser Estate Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Table of 8 All Ages Licensed $372.50 ($360.00 + $12.50 fees)
      General Admission All Ages Licensed $49.12 ($45.00 + $4.12 fees)
  3:00 pm, Kiwi Hall, Featherston 'Man Alone' General Admission $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  9:15 pm, Featherston Public Library, Featherston Toy Puppy Dog Picnic With Baz Macdonald Registration $0.00 ($0.00 + $0.00 fees)
Tour Sub-total $0.00
Buy five or more $15 General admission tickets in one cart and get 15% off
Get 15 % off for purchase of three events
Get 15 % off for purchase tickets of Fish’n Chip Supper and the Show Ponies
Tour Total (inc GST) $0.00