A Festival-Goer Field Guide

The Auckland Writers and Readers Festival kicks off tomorrow. I have spent the equivalent of a small Third World country’s debt buying tickets to the various workshops, author talks and seminars on offer. I can’t wait. They’re a funny lot, W & R Festival-Goers. It’s worth the admission price just to sit outside the various […]

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The Hurty Bottom and other stories

The most gorgeous 5-yr-old in the universe (aka my daughter, Miss B.) was awarded a certificate at her school assembly this morning. The certificate┬áread: “For writing some awesome stories so far this year. You are trying so hard with your writing!” Miss B. is turning into quite a storyteller. Every morning after mat time the […]

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