An annual weekend of wonderful writers, curious audiences and beautiful Marlborough vistas.

Our recent festival was inJuly 2021

ASB Theatre Marlborough, Blenheim

If you joined us, we'd love you to give us some feedback for our future festival planning. 


Thanks in advance & happy reading,

The Festival Team,

Claudia, Charlotte, Kat, Lorraine, Sharon, Sonia & Sophie x

PS: Did you know $1 from every ticket you bought went towards supporting children's reading in Marlborough? Read more...

“Thank you very much for laying on one of the highlights of my writing career... We [the authors] were such a collegial, supportive and fun group. Writing can be an isolating business, but it was wonderful to share war stories and compare notes with some of the best in the game in New Zealand.”
John McCrystal, 2021 author

"Marlborough Book Festival you really are quite marvellous, you know! I'm stunned by the warmth and hospitality here in Marlborough. I'm getting to meet some of my writing heroes, too. Feeling very lucky... The Marlborough Book Festival - it was like a weekend in heaven! "
Charity Norman, 2021 author



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