Featherston Booktown 2021

Featherston Booktown 2021 header with collage of drawings

Friday 7 May 2021

Slam poetry: Slam poets Jordan Hamel, Ben Brown, Tarns Hood, Rose Northey and Te Kahu Rolleston perform for students at Kuranui College.

Fish and Chip dinner: Featuring key note speaker Selina Tusitala Marsh and band, Ida Lune.

Show Ponies: Featuring poetry performances from Tayi Tibble, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Rebecca Hawkes, Jackson Nieuwland, Anahera Gildea and Joy Holley. With MC Jordan Hamel.

Saturday 8 May 2021

Life is a Zig Zag: Rachel Kerr, Lucy Revill and Philippa Cameron discuss how they got published with Catherine Robertson.

Books and Reading in the Age of the Podcast: Adam Dudding, John Daniell and Pip Adam discuss podcasts and the nature of reading with Noelle McCarthy.

Author Spotlight – Rose Lu: Rose Lu in conversation with Catriona Ferguson.

Stories for Short Attention Spans: Ashleigh Young, Noelle McCarthy, Carl Shuker and Madison Hamill in discussion with John Campbell.

Hear Me Roar: Vana Manasiadis, Caro DeCarlo, Emma Barnes, Rachel McAlpine and Helen Rickerby perform provocative poetry. With MC Mary McCallum.

True Stories Told Live: Gavin Bishop, Mona Williams, Ben Brown, Renée and Anahera Gildea tell stories on the theme ‘Locked in/Lockdown’. With MC John Campbell.

Late Night Lit – Poetry Collision: Featuring poetry performances from ‘Emerging’ and ’emerged’ poets, Tayi Tibble, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Sam Duckor-Jones, Paula Green, Tim Grgec, Rachel McAlpine and Mike Fitzsimons. With MC Mary McCallum.

Sunday 9 May 2021

I’ve Been Called Libby – Te Whe: Kaituhi and creators of the Te Whe journal, Anahera Gildea, Arihia Latham, Renée and Nadine Anne Hura discuss being ‘outspoken’.

The Business of Romance Writing: Leeanna Morgan gives tips on how to have a career self-publishing romance novels.