6 March 2021:
Children's Picture Book Workshop with Joy Cowley
In breaking news, Featherston Booktown’s highly esteemed patron, Joy Cowley, will be holding a Children’s Picture Book Workshop on Saturday, 6 March next year in the Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston.
This will be an all-day workshop, starting at 9:30 am and finishing at 4:00 pm. Hot drinks and morning tea will be provided, please bring a shared lunch. The cost will be $100 +GST ($115 inclusive) per person with all proceeds going to help fund the children’s programme during the Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 6 – 9 May 2021.
What's a Booktown?
Booktowns are an international phenomenon, celebrating books, from their stories through to their paper, glue and ink.
Featherston is now a fully-fledged, internationally recognised Booktown.
Featherston Booktown Karukatea
Two cultures share our wonderful country – and region – and, at Featherston Booktown, we seek to recognise and bring that to life. After consulting Mana Whenua, we are proud to reveal the Te Reo expression of Featherston Booktown.
Karukatea means “the clear and observant eye” – with karu the word for “eye” and katea meaning “clarity”. The word takes in the narrative of our region (Wairarapa Moana being one eye of the fish and Wellington Harbour being the other eye of Māui’s fish). On a deeper level, the word also captures the concept of people seeking knowledge and clarity.
Our sincere thanks to Liz Mellish and Robin Potangaroa (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) for their help and guidance through the process of finding an appropriate Te Reo expression of Featherston Booktown.