Writers festivals are, it seems, like buses. You wait for ages — nothing — then two come along at once. I’m so pleased to be part of my second writers festival: New Zealand Writers Week, part of New Zealand Festival 2014.
New Zealand Writers Week runs from 7 to 12 March 2014. You can browse the full programme in all its glory on the New Zealand Festival website, or pick up a hard copy from the usual places (including Unity Books).
FIRST PUBLISHED | Tuesday 11 March, 6.15—7.15pm, Meow Cafe, 9 Edward St, Wellington | Free event
“Four exciting new voices” — Sebastian Hampson, Caolinn Hughes, Alice Miller and I — will read from and talk about our first books.
I’ve been in the audience for every Writers Week that’s been held since I moved to Wellington — this must be my ninth over those eighteen years (eighteen! How did that happen?), and I’m so pleased that this time, I’ll get my moment on stage.