Following the success of last year’s inaugural Manawatu Writers’ Festival a new festival is being held this year September 7-11 2018.

The purpose of this Festival is to:

  • encourage reading, literacy and an appreciation of literature in the community;
  • encourage connection between writers and readers
  • promote, encourage and support aspiring writers
  • promote the development of a community of writers who can support one another in the future.


The festival is being presented by a small group of committed volunteers. The Festival Co-ordinator is writer and artist Rachel Doré



If you want to support the festival with a donation, click HERE