With the Writers & Readers Festival taking place for the first time in Goa, we at Goa ForGiving were very delighted to be a part of this Festival as the 'Beneficiary Organisation'. Having been closely working with the kids from the St. Inez settlement, this festival gave us an opportunity to take some of the renowned authors like Kirsty Murray, Stephen McCarty, Ken Harper and Journalist Rahul Jayram to the St Inez Settlement to impart to them the importance of reading. Besides taking these writers to the settlement, we also had the privilege to mingle with Thomas Kennelly, author of Schindler’s Ark, on which the epic historical movie, Schindler’s List was based. It was an honour to have him over at our home and discuss about his next book. We also had an early 79th birthday celebration for him, when he cut 8 cakes, egging him to be in Goa for his 80th birthday next year. Partnering with the Writers & Readers Festival Goa was a great experience for us at Goa ForGiving, as we have carried a lot of memories back with us, and we look forward to the next.