Welcome to episode 139 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat.
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This one is a repeat conversation – I talk to Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking, aka Pirate & Queen. I first spoke to them last year for podcast # 86 – check that out to hear their history creating LitCrawl.
For this return visit to the podcast I went to their office and met the new addition to their family – baby Charlie is now the youngest guest of Sweetman Podcast.
Claire and Andrew talk me right through LitCrawl’s schedule for 2018 – and if Andrew disappears at times it’s because they are doing their parenting job while also performing their other duties.
I’m also part of LitCrawl 2018 – but even if I wasn’t I’d want to get the full story behind the events – I love this festival; I love how the city of Wellington comes alive over the weekend in November as readings and talks pop up in bars and theatres and shops. It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend.
And if you want to hear about the names involved and get some of the tips and picks then this is the podcast to listen to.