I love visiting writers festivals and book conferences because they always leave me feeling pumped and excited about books and reading. The Auckland Writers Festival is one of my favourite local writers festivals. It seems to be getting better and better each year. This year the festival featured some of the biggest international children’s authors, including Anthony Horowitz, David Walliams and Dav Pilkey, as well as local authors and illustrators. One of my highlights of the festival this year was seeing so many excited kids and their families lining up to get in to the events and the queues of kids waiting very patiently to get their books signed afterwards.
Meeting David Walliams at the Auckland Writers Festival
I was lucky enough to be part of the Christchurch City Libraries team that covered the festival. Here are the links to my reports from the sessions I attended: