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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Programme of Events

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Hints for a New Writer with Joy Cowley


Wednesday 8 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, Greytown Library. $15

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Friday Campfire Tales (R13)


Friday 10 June 2022, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM, The Royal Hotel. $20 

(includes a free zine, a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate)

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Celebrating the Joy of Fandom with the One Room Fan Museum (Saturday)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Back of the Anzac Hall, entrance via Birdwood Street. KOHA

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A Clear Dawn


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 PM – MIDDAY, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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Wood is Good


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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Carol Markwell on the Extraordinary Life of Blanche Baughan


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, the Joy Cowley Room at the Royal Hotel. $15

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Ulysses, the Story of a Book


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, St Teresa’s Church Hall. $15

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Off the Page (2)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 2:10 PM – 2:50 PM, Messines Bookshop. KOHA. EVENT SOLD OUT!

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Sonya Wilson Spark Hunter


Saturday 11 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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Navigating Self-Publishing


Saturday 11 June 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Q&A session, the Joy Cowley Room at the Royal Hotel. $15

Saturday 11 June 2022, 5:40 PM – 7:00 PM, One-to-one interviews, the foyer of the Royal Hotel. FREE

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Hear Me Roar!


Saturday 11 June 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Property Brokers Sports Hub. $15 

(Nibbles provided and cash bar available)

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Saturday Campfire Tales (R13)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 PM – LATE, The Royal Hotel. $20

(includes a free zine, a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate)

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Comet the Red Bus with Christopher Candy


Sunday 12 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, St Teresa’s School, FREE

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War in the Motu


Sunday 12 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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Walking Towards Writing


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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Paper Making With Rob Kennedy - Sunday's Workshop


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, St Teresa’s School. $20

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Stories from Here and There


Sunday 12 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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Opening Night: Fish'n'Chip Supper


Friday 10 June 2022, Doors Open: 6:15 PM – 9:30 PM, Anzac Hall. $40. EVENT SOLD OUT!

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Who's on the Couch? Witi Ihimaera


Saturday 11 June 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Off the Page (1)


Saturday11 June 2022,  10:10 AM – 10:50 AM, Dickensian Bookshop. KOHA. EVENT SOLD OUT!

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Author Spotlight: Megan Dunn and Noelle McCarthy on Memoir


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Antiquarian Book Roadshow


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, St Teresa’s Church Hall. $15

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Alan Dingley: Story Builders Workshop for 8-12 year olds


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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50 Years of Feminism


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Author Spotlight: Dame Fiona Kidman


Saturday 11 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Publisher Spotlight: Roger Steele


Saturday 11 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, St Teresa’s Church Hall. $15

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Taking a Publishing Punt


Saturday 11 June 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, St Teresa’s Church Hall. $15

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50 Years of Read NZ Te Pou Muramura


Saturday 11 June 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM, Property Brokers Sports Hub. $35

(Nibbles provided and cash bar available)

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Who's on the Couch? Patricia Grace


Sunday 12 June 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Chic City Crime


Sunday 12 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, the Joy Cowley Room at the Royal Hotel. $15

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Women Go Wild


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Story Craft Workshop with Melinda Szymanik (for ages 7-12). Adults welcome.


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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Mrs Blackwell's High Tea: Love for the Garden


Sunday 12 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Doors open at 2:30 PM, Property Brokers Sports Hub. $50. EVENT SOLD OUT!

Enjoy complimentary Mimosas from our wine sponsor for this event, JOIY.

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Late Nite Lit: Moana Leota and her band - Poets Before Me


Friday 10 June 2022, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Kiwi Hall. $15

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The Lighthouse Princess with illustrator Rose Northey


Saturday 11 June 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, St Teresa’s School. FREE

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Book Binding Workshop


Saturday 11 June 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, St Teresa’s School. $30. EVENT SOLD OUT!

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Stories Off the Beaten Track


Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, The Joy Cowley Room at the Royal Hotel. $15

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From Page to Screen


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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Poems Against Sustainability (Saturday)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Dorset Square. FREE 

(Wet weather venue: Kauri Room, Featherston Community Centre, Wakefield Street)

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Paper Making With Rob Kennedy - Saturday's Workshop


Saturday 11 June 2022, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, St Teresa’s School. $20

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Let Me Tell You of My Country (1)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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The Lord of The Rings Quiz


Saturday 11 June 2022, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM, Featherston School Hall. $10 per person

Middle Earth style snacks provided

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Let Me Tell You of My Country (2)


Saturday 11 June 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Waimarie/RSA. $15

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Late Nite Lit: Poetry Unbound


Saturday 11 June 2022, 10:00 PM – LATE, Property Brokers Sports Hub. $15

(Nibbles provided and cash bar available)

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Celebrating the Joy of Fandom with the One Room Fan Museum (Sunday)


Sunday 12 June 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Back of the Anzac Hall, entrance via Birdwood Street. KOHA

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Politics and Prose


Sunday 12 June 2022, 11:00 AM – MIDDAY, Kiwi Hall. $15

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Te Kupenga, 101 Stories of Aotearoa from the Turnbull


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, St Teresa’s Church Hall. $15

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Poems Against Sustainability (Sunday)


Sunday 12 June 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Dorset Square. FREE 

(Wet weather venue: Kauri Room, Featherston Community Centre, Wakefield Street)

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War Stories


Sunday 12 June 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Kiwi Hall. $15