I have been involved in many festivals over the years, and this was one of the most enjoyable, both for its variety and the efficiency, warmth and generosity of the hosts. Whanganui should be proud of this biennial event.
Dame Fiona Kidman, visiting author.
I had a lovely time, loved every moment of it.
Patricia Judd, CNZ Auckland.
I have attended all except one of the Whanganui Literary Festivals. I enjoy the intimacy of the sessions, the Dinner With The Stars and the fact that this festival is a celebration of NZ literature and NZ authors. I always arrive home with a large number of new works for my bookshelves.
Greg O’Brien, speaker.
There was a great feeling around the event. Great technical crew! Terrific audience. It was a well-run, very professional (as well as an enjoyable) Festival. A credit to the good town of Whanganui. "
Christine Leunens, speaker.
It was so great to meet the other writers and it was an engaging and inspiring weekend, for which I am very grateful for your inviting me to take part.