On August 13 the annual Going West Books & Writers Festival, will kick off with the Wordsmith Tour of schools.
Going West Books and Writers Festival is a month-long festival, celebrating the word in Aotearoa, New Zealand and featuring over five major events.
From the local schools touring programme (Wordsmith) to the infamous Books and Writers Weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Join us to see New Zealand literature in action as the west of Auckland is transformed into a hotbed of literary discussion, debate, oration and performance.
The Wordsmith Tour of schools
The Wordsmith Tour aims to inspire kids in intermediate and high schools to write, and to become writers! Every year three writers are chosen to tour the schools and talk to the students, and this year I am thrilled to be one of them, alongside Phillip W. Simpson and Johnny Angel.
We will start tomorrow, speaking to 700 kids at Block House Bay Intermediate, and then we will have ten more sessions in other schools around West Auckland. Wish us luck!