The Hawkes Bay Literary Festival idea was kicked off by the Altrusa Club in Napier - wanting to encourage kids books and reading. Set over two days, I was invited to be part of it. Although a small gathering, the tweens present were keen readers and listeners and had good questions for me afterwards. I think it's a great idea for this area as we don't have our own storylines festival in the Bay. With more support, I think this could grow into something awesome.