Yarns in Barns

Festival director David Hedley

Yarns in Barns biennial literary festival bringing together some of New Zealand's best-loved authors to celebrate books and storytelling with a country twist!

This wonderful Wairarapa event is run as a non-profit event by Hedleys Booksellers, Fraser Books publishers and the Wairarapa Library Service. 

Up to 14 events are held in various locations Wairarapa-wide, from a yarn in an iconic woolshed, to poetry at Gladstone Vineyard, literary gatherings at Hedleys Bookshop, Masterton Library, Aratoi and the Carterton Courthouse, among others.