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Covid-19 happened.

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 means we find 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...