The Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture: David Levithan — WORD Christchurch

Imaginary things, once properly imagined, will grow as powerful and lucid as if they were true. —Margaret Mahy, Memory Growing up David Levithan didn't see himself in literature, or if he did, it was with an undercurrent of unease — queer characters were often sidelined, or the subject of tragedy. Levithan seeks to address that…
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2050 – WORD Christchurch

Contemplating what condition the world will be in midway through this century seems a bit premature. But, in the grand narrative of history, the halfway point of the 21st century its not too far away - 35 years. So it is a tad irresponsible to push such ponderings into the back of our minds, given…
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True Crime – WORD Christchurch

Betrayal is in the journalist toolkit. You've got your notebook, you've got your recorder and you've got your sense of betrayal. — Steve Braunias Given that crime fiction is one of the more well-thumbed genres in the library, I'm not surprised that true crime is equally popular. Whether it's because we're attracted to extreme circumstances…
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