Wonder and the Young Eye

Wonder and the Young Eye: the secret world of children’s literature - a presentation given by Kate De Goldi at Featherston Booktown 2018 - Fish 'n' Chip Supper. Kia Ora Koutou, Talofa Lava, Warm Pacific greetings to all of you gathered here. I’ll begin with a favourite Jenny Bornholdt poem, ‘In the garden’ : In the garden the bulbs run riot root systems go all over the place we crack open huge dry clods of earth and uncover white bulbs of onion flowers embedded like fossils their roots like thin streamers partying down through the soil. So we have a white flower propped on the top of a green stem a plain enough thing while underneath the feelers are out hooking into other systems forming the

Love Books. Shop Local & Celebrate NZ Bookshop Day in Featherston

NZ Bookshop Day is just around the corner on 27th October and Featherston Booktown is celebrating. Three of the bookshops in Featherston have planned some terrific activities to mark the special day which encourages book lovers to shop local. In association with Featherston Booktown, Messines Bookshop will present Championing Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones at 10.30am. Messines Bookshop will also be featuring war games throughout the day with well known gamers John Fletcher and Michael Studwick, exhibiting Star Wars Armada and Bolt Action. Local war games enthusiast and model maker, Warren Hart will be in the bookshop painting war games models and scenery. For the Love of Books will showcase a

Historians to Discuss Impact of War on NZ Society

Did the victory of 1918 destroy our civilisation? Featherston Booktown has announced an event to mark the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November, titled ‘In the Shadow of War’ which explores eminent historian, Paul Ham’s writings that “The victory of 1918 destroyed our civilisation. Nothing can make that worthwhile.”. New Zealand did not escape unscathed. Of the 100,000 Kiwis who served in WW1, almost 17,000 were killed and 41,000 were wounded – a 58 percent casualty rate - and the Great War ushered in significant changes for our wider society which impacted families, the role of women and our sense of national identity. The panel-style event of leading historians, will be moderated by d

It's Official. We're a Full Member of the IOB

Featherston Booktown’s success has been recognised by the International Organisation of Booktowns (IOB). Last week, the IOB has voted unanimously to make Featherston Booktown a full member of the global organisation, joining 21 other full member Booktowns, stretching across Europe, Asia and Australia. Gunnel Ottersten, President of the IOB said: “The IOB has observed with great interest the successful growth of Featherston Booktown over the last four years. The Featherston Booktown Board of Trustees and the Featherston community have done a fantastic job taking Featherston Booktown forward to its current impressive stage – and the IOB voted unanimously to make Featherston Booktown a full mem

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