26 Aug 2022

School kids given taste of life as authors

From Morning Report, 8:26 am on 26 August 2022

Thousands of school kids are getting a taste of literary life and what it takes to be an author at the Auckland Writers Festival this week.

The festival's school programme is a mainstay with two-thousand students a day sitting in on author talks, meeting the writers and getting books signed.

Festival organisers are hoping to capture a younger market - and keep it coming back.

Amy Williams went along.