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Thanks! With your help we did it!
In spite of Covid-19 we delivered a festival full of amazing writers. 10 public sessions, 2 writing workshops, numerous educational events and even an amazing session at the HBDHB Mental Health Unit. Frankly we couldn't have done it without your support. 


Some would say it was prescience - the curation of the all-New Zealand line-up we confirmed in January - and who are we to argue? But our cleverness meant we found ourselves in a bit of a bind at the not-quite-eleventh hour. You see, our goal is to keep the events as affordable as possible because we believe that literature and writers should be accessible to everyone, but bringing the 'talent' to Hawke's Bay is challenging.


That's where our Patrons, and hopefully you, come in...