Writers … and once more in 2010 a team of four from Christchurch City Libraries will head north to the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival. For one of our group this will be a bucket-list back-breaker of firsts. Some of us are more seasoned in the fine art of festival, but for all of us there is a mixture of fear and excitement as we visit the tenth anniversary version of this fantastic event.
We won’t be off the radar – far from it. Our team – Roberta Smith, Marion Ogier, Bronwyn Smith and myself – will be reporting from individual sessions, interviewing authors, providing audio wrap-ups each day, as well as taking plenty of photos. And of course our hard-working web team will be backing us up.
You’ll see content coming through from next week on, so please join our conversation every step of the way, ask questions and share your ideas and words – that’s if your not too busy going to all the music gigs at the library!
I’m meeting Te Radar and another man who works under a pseudonym, the fascinating Charlie Dark – and if past experience is anything to go by, there’ll also be plenty of new and exciting discoveries along the way.
Have you ever been to a writing / reading festival? Have you queued up for a signing or been the ultimate fan? And if you met your favourite author, what would you ask them?