Whanganui Literary Festival

An intimate and vibrant festival featuring conversations and panel discussions with writers.

20 September – 1 October 2023


A vibrant writers and readers’ festival is held every second year attracting and hosting national and international guests. Bus tours, writers’ talks, poetry and book groups and fairs all to satisfy avid readers held in iconic venues throughout the city. Get your nose out of your latest book and come and join us for a really special event.

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