2018 Programme

The three-day 2018 Marlborough Book Festival programme covered everything from political satire to historical fiction, with food writing and tokotoko stories in between. It's safe to say audiences were captivated and inspired.

Download the festival programme 

Friday 6 July

 

Tina Makereti

 

Our Place, Our Stories

 

 

 

8.45am-12.30pm

 

Cruise departing Picton Marina - MV Odyssea 

 

$125

 

 

 

 

Guest Authors

 

Opening Night - Off the Page 

 

 

7-9pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

 

$50      

 

 

Saturday 7 July

 

Harry Broad      

 

Awatere, Portrait of a Marlborough Valley 

 

 

10-11am

 

Boathouse Theatre      

 

$20      

 

 

 

Nicola Galloway

 

Food for the Soul 

 

 

10-11am

 

Spy Valley Wines

 

$30

 

 

 

Jenny Pattrick

 

Weaving Fiction with Historical Fact 

 

 

12.30-1.30pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

 

 

Tom Scott

 

Drawn Out 

 

 

12.30-1.30pm

 

Spy Valley Wines

 

$30

 

 

 

 

Vincent O'Sullivan

 

The Living Room Session 

 

2.30-4.30pm

 

The Bell Tower at Dog Point

 

$60

 

 

 

 

Tina Makereti

 

Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings

 

 

3-4pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

 

Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris

 

Breaking the rules

 

 

3-4pm

 

 

Picton Library

 

Gold coin (proceeds to Marlborough District Libraries)

 

 

 

Glenn Colquhoun

 

First Love 

 

 

3-4pm

 

Spy Valley Wines

 

$30

 

 

 

 

Diana Wichtel & Tom Scott

 

 

Writing About Family 

 

 

 

5.30-6.30pm

 

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

 

$20

 

 

 

 

 

Selina Tusitala Marsh & Glenn Colquhoun

 

A Common Love of Poetry 

Glenn replaces Tusiata Avia, who was unable to make the Festival

 

8-9pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20    

 

 

Sunday 8 July

   

 

Tom Scott         

 

Political Parodies 

 

 

10-11am

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

 

NEW!

Kate De Goldi

 

The Secret History of Children's Literature 

 

 

10-11am

 

 

Cloudy Bay winery

 

 

$30

 

 

 

 

Jenny Pattrick

 

Leap of Faith

 

 

10-11am

 

Hunter's Wines

 

$30

 

 

 

Vincent O'Sullivan

 

All This By Chance

 

 

12-1pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

 

Glenn Colquhoun

 

The Magic Edge of Medicine 

 

12-1pm

 

Cloudy Bay winery

 

$30

 

 

 

 

Alan Carter

 

Marlborough Man

 

 

12-1pm

 

Hunter's Wines

 

$30

 

 

 

Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris

 

Breaking the Rules

 

 

12.30-1.30pm

 

Marlborough District Library (Blenheim)

 

Gold coin (proceeds to Marlborough District Libraries)

 

 

 

Diana Wichtel

 

Driving to Treblinka 

 

 

2-3pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

 

 

Selina Tusiata Marsh

 

Tokotoko Tales 

 

 

2-3pm

 

Cloudy Bay Winery

 

$30

 

 

 

 

Atholl Anderson

 

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History 

 

4-5pm

 

Boathouse Theatre

 

$20

 

 

Monday 9 July

 

               

Selina Tusitala Marsh              

 

A Matariki Special - Tokotoko Tales             

 

7-8pm                    

Picton Library                                            

$20                         

 

Venues

> Download the festival venue map

 

Coffee & food options

 

Boathouse Theatre

Coffee, tea and more substantial fare is available at BV Gourmet on the corner of Grove Road and Park Terrace, a 10 minute walk or two minute drive from the Boathouse Theatre. In the interests of lowering our environmental impact and cutting down on waste, we encourage you to sign up to BV Gourmet’s swap-a-cup initiative rather than using a disposable takeaway cup. It costs $25 to sign up, and you receive a reusable coffee cup, plus 20% off coffee whenever you take your cup in for a refill.

Cloudy Bay winery

To keep you tanked up before, during or after sessions, the cellar door at Cloudy Bay winery offers cheese and meat platters, smoked salmon and soup. See the menu.

Hunter's Wines

The cafe at Hunter's Wines offers charcuterie and cheese platters, a hot pie and wine flights - something for everyone at any stage of your visit.

Spy Valley Wines

Lunch boxes brimming with yummy picnic fare and a sweet treat from BV Gourmet are available to order for your Spy Valley visit. These will be delivered to Spy Valley on Saturday July 7 to enjoy between sessions at the picturesque cellar door. The cost is $15 per person. MORE INFO & BOOK...

The same packs will be available from BV Central on the Saturday and Sunday casually.