Kapiti Children's Writers celebrated our writing year in a fun evening last night at a gathering at the Kapiti Library for our Christmas party. As part of the celebrations, members shared their writing successes, whether it was having a new book (or books) published, or getting a short story in a new publication or placed in a competition, or the satisfaction of starting or finishing a piece of work. Lots to celebrate! Including Mandy Hager's election as President of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Festivities continued with Christmas-themed readings, the best of them by our own writers, then some writerly-inspired secret Santa gifts, followed by festive food and bubbly and, of course, lots of writerly chat.