First session in Auckland today: "Margo talks about the exhilarating ride that is short story writing, and how it's different from the long but glorious [well...] slog involved in completing a novel. She invites you into some of the weird, wonderful and sometimes slightly icky worlds she's created, and lets you in on a few secrets of writing, and of living the writer's life." For Years 10–13 (ages 14–17).
Then the big Marae Visit/Powhiri this afternoon, the gala storytelling evening, and the Festival Opening Party. Exhausting, darlings! :D