Auckland has The Big Day Out, The Girls’ Day Out and now it has The Wordy Day Out – the coolest event at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. As soon as I saw this event featured in the festival programme, I knew I had to get to Auckland no matter what.
For those of you who haven’t been drooling over the programme for the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, The Wordy Day Out, on Saturday is “a fun day featuring some of the best, brightest and liveliest authors around – all of whom happen to be labelled YA (young adult) authors.” Looking through the list of authors attending, I think they got the description spot on. Some of my favourite YA authors are there, including New Zealand’s own Brian Falkner, Bernard Beckett and Karen Healey, as well as some amazing international authors, including Cassandra Clare, Garth Nix, and Meg Rosoff. There really is something for every fan – whether you’re into fantasy, horror, adventure, thrillers, gothic or sci-fi.
I’m truly buzzing with excitement, waiting to listen to these fantastic authors whose stories I love. I’ll hang on every word and be first in line to get my books signed after each session. Stay tuned for my report next week.