“As soon as the news got out through the Friends of Kiama Library network, the tickets sold like hot cakes,” says Kiama’s Head Librarian Michelle Hudson.
“It’s a great endorsement of our decision to alterate the Festival proper with a dinner. We wanted to come up with a format that was sustainable for a small volunteer committee.
“We are already planning the weekend festival for 2018.”
While it is undoubtedly a coup for the committee to get Ms Lette, the Australian-born UK-based author and commentator is no stranger to our area.
In a recent article in travel magazine Woman Going Places, she nominated Gerringong as her favourite destination in Australia.
She and her sisters have continued their childhood tradition of holidaying there each summer. Unbeknownst to most of us, she revealed she has spent Christmas there for the last 26 years.
The Dinner is being held at The Pavilion on Saturday 13 May.