Coming to Auckland next month - The New Zealand Writers Festival 19 -22 May...and with the title Nourish: Feasting the Mind/Feeding the Soul we can expect some emphasis on food.
Beginning on Friday morning with The First Meal of the Day: Breakfast hosted by Peta Mathias and featuring Australian foodie Maggie Beer. On Saturday we have Star Food Writers and the line up includes Mark Kurlansky and Maggie Beer along with Auckland chefs Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie.
On Sunday evening Mark Kurlansky will again speak at the closing dinner being held at the Hilton Hotel.
Mark, a former professional chef and pastry maker from New York is the author of Salt: A History of the World and Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World. He also writes a column on food history for Food and Wine Magazine.
And especially for bloggers, hosted by New Zealands most popular blogger, Russell Brown - The Great Blend: Public Address Live - a discussion on how blog culture has energised the written word.