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VOLUME Mapua Literary Festival

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd September 2019

The 2019 VOLUME MAPUA LITERARY FESTIVAL is a boutique literary festival featuring some of New Zealand’s best and most interesting writers.

Organised by VOLUME, the 2018 New Zealand Bookshop of the Year, the festival continues the series of literary events held in Mapua to benefit the Mapua Community Library. All ticket sales benefit the library.

At this year’s festival, you will hear from authors whose books you have enjoyed and discover authors whose books you will go on to enjoy. The intimate scale of the festival will also enable you to meet and talk with authors and with your fellow literary enthusiasts.
Mapua is a delightful coastal settlement with a village feel, half an hour’s drive from Nelson. It is well provided with cafés and restaurants and accommodation, making it perfect for a literary weekend getaway.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Authors include Lloyd Jones, Ashleigh Young, Annette Lees,Thomasin Sleigh , Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O'Brien, Carl Shuker, Eirlys Hunter, Lynn Jenner and Paula Morris.

For session details go to


September 20–22, 2019


Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Mapua Community Hall
72 Aranui Road

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Each session $15

Tickets from VOLUME ph. 03 970 0073.


Ph. 03 390 0073

Additional Info

Official Website

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