The  Whanganui Literary Festival is a vibrant biennial writers and readers festival with a lifestyle theme.  

As a ’boutique’ festival, attending a reading or lecture by one of our guest writers is an up-close experience, giving you the personal contact with writers that the larger festivals don’t. 

I was enormously impressed by the programme…

"Thank you so much for inviting me to take part in the WLF celebrations last weekend. I was made to feel wonderfully welcome, and especially relished being able to meet and mingle with readers not only at the opening event, but at the Saturday evening dinner. I was enormously impressed by the programme, too, and thoroughly enjoyed attending Saturday's sessions as an attendee."