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ADLIB Festival

AdLib – “Good for the Soul”

Thank you to our amazing authors, our stunning staff and our awesome attendees.

We loved hosting our first-ever literary festival, featuring more than 30 events over 3 days. We took more than 1000 people on our journey, stopping in at the Harry Potter escape room, listening to talented authors reading their poetry, learning how to tell our own stories and about the stories of the past.

We couldn't have done it withouth our wonderful partners, thanks to Nice Boutique Hotel, Poppies New Plymouth, Graphix - Design Print Web, BookStop Gallery, Junk & Disorderly New Plymouth and TSH Audio & Video.

You told us there were many highlights from the three days:

"my absolute favourite would have to be Reading Between the Wines … warm, chatty, interesting women, who gave us a privileged peek into their diverse lives and works"

"Hearing the poets read and talk about their works was pretty special"

"My 41/2 year old absolutely loved the 3yr to 5yr poetry. He's not easily convinced to sit still but loved it!"

"Did the Harry potter escape room it was amazing."

"By the time it ended I was floating having experienced the sort of stimulation you’d normally expect in a major centre with a university. Well done."

Thank you for joining us and see you in two years!