Tickets are on sale now for the country’s newest, and quirkiest, writers festival, to be held in Ōhakune in March. And even if you can’t make it, you can still be involved by donating to its crowdfunding campaign
A pony ride with a popular children’s author, a literary waterfall walk, poets on bikes and a venue like something out of Twin Peaks: this doesn’t sound like the average writers festival. But then the first ever Ruapehu Writers Festival, which will be held in Ōhakune on 17–20 March, is not an average writers festival.
Locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy a long weekend of events celebrating reading and writing – including readings, panel discussions, workshops, sessions for children and a poetry slam. It will feature around 40 New Zealand writers, from the well-known to the up-and-coming. Tickets and season passes are on sale now, and a you can help by supporting its Boosted crowdfunding campaign, which runs until the end of February. MORE