Take one poet and book reviewer, combine with an MC with a deep knowledge and appreciation of literature, quick wit and keen sense of humour.
Add a sprinkling of poems and meditations on books and authors.
Mix with an audience of book lovers, season with questions and you’ve got what was promised: an evening of literary brilliance and sparkling repartée, chaired by Jim Hopkins and starring the fabulous Kate Camp.
It was a stimulating and entertaining evening, organised by the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust.
They even served desert – the launch of the Friends of Janet Frame House.