Something very cool is happening this Friday in West Auckland ... music will fill the air! And the soaring voices of some of our wisest, cleverest, most insightful and inventive writers.
Because it's the 24th Annual Going West Writer's Festival's opening night.
Sean James Donnelly, aka SJD, is an award-winning musician and a quarter of The Bellbirds - a bona fide New Zealand supergroup, who'll be performing on Friday, and he's on the line now to tell us more.
Here's the rundown for the festival.