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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2024

The Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival returns for its ninth year of diverse literary events over the weekend of 10 - 12 May in the beautiful Wairarapa. The programme features more than 77 presenters over 39 events, with 8 events devoted to the craft of the book and 4 free events for tamariki.

The centrepiece events of this year’s Festival include the famous Fish’n’Chip Supper featuring guest speaker Dame Susan Devoy, the Saturday Night Gala with Moana Maniopoto and the always popular Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. The rest of the programme boasts a wide array of topics and fantastic presenters such as John Campbell, Joy Cowley, Kirsty Johnson, Tāme Iti, Pip Adam, Lee Murray, Steve Braunias, Catherine Robertson, Carl Hayman, Delaney Davidson, Barry Saunders among many more.

Whether you're a literary aficionado, an aspiring writer, or simply looking for a weekend of inspiration, the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival has you covered. So mark your calendars, book your tickets, and join us for a celebration of the written word.

Events

The Fish'N'Chip Supper

The Fish'N'Chip Supper

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Fri 10 May 6:00pm
Festivals

A Place To Call Home: Late Night Lit

A Place To Call Home: Late Night Lit

Common Ground Gallery, Featherston, Wairarapa

Fri 10 May 8:00pm
Festivals

On The Couch: Gregory O'Brien

On The Couch: Gregory O'Brien

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 9:00am
Festivals

The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 9:30am
Festivals

The Wisdom Years By Joy Cowley

The Wisdom Years By Joy Cowley

Featherston School Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 9:30am
Festivals

Book Binding Workshop

Book Binding Workshop

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 10:30am – more dates
Festivals

Where's Left? What Does That Even Mean?

Where's Left? What Does That Even Mean?

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 11:00am
Festivals

Hidden Gems: Jenny Bornholdt On Annemarie Hope-Cross

Hidden Gems: Jenny Bornholdt On Annemarie Hope-Cross

The Royal Hotel, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 11:00am
Festivals

The Crewe Murders

The Crewe Murders

Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 11:30am
Festivals

Let Your Imagination Soar With James Russell!

Let Your Imagination Soar With James Russell!

Featherston Public Library, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 12:00pm
Children, Kids, Holidays

The Pictures In Our Heads

The Pictures In Our Heads

Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 1:30pm
Festivals

Te Tiriti O Waitangi: What Tangata Whenua Say

Te Tiriti O Waitangi: What Tangata Whenua Say

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 1:30pm
Festivals

The Write Stuff: Making Dreams Come True

The Write Stuff: Making Dreams Come True

Featherston School Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 1:30pm
Festivals

Tea With Jane: A Literary Passion

Tea With Jane: A Literary Passion

The Dickensian Bookshop, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 1:30pm – more dates
Festivals

Meet The Markavist, Mark Pacey

Meet The Markavist, Mark Pacey

Featherston Heritage Museum, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 3:00pm
Festivals

Word Gets Around: Delaney Davidson And Barry Saunders

Word Gets Around: Delaney Davidson And Barry Saunders

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 3:30pm
Festivals

The Secrets Of Living Well While Living Long

The Secrets Of Living Well While Living Long

Kiwi Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 3:30pm
Festivals

Off For A Walk

Off For A Walk

Featherston School Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 4:00pm
Festivals

From Moana To Moana: A Gala Night In The Anzac Hall

From Moana To Moana: A Gala Night In The Anzac Hall

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sat 11 May 6:00pm
Literary

On The Couch: Tāme Iti

On The Couch: Tāme Iti

Featherston Anzac Hall, Featherston, Wairarapa

Sun 12 May 9:00am
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