The Open Book in Ponsonby hosted the Sir James Wallace Scholarship recipients (for most promising manuscript) reading excerpts from their work. And I happened to be there. The event was emceed heroically by Paula Morris (who was recovering from some sort of evil lurg). Featuring: Tom Romeo, Rachel O’Connor, Cybon Ang, Angelique Kasmera, Rosetta Allan, Simon Comber and Josie Shapiro.

It’s such a great book store. Go have a look if you are in the area.