Bedtime Stories for Anxious Adults: WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020

Initially, the review in the publicity doesn't give away much, but I was intrigued by the title and so we gathered in the wonderful space that is the Little Andromeda Theatre to be enfolded in the warm, comforting (metaphorical) embrace of MC and Concept Curator, Ray Shipley. The storytellers were Eamonn Marra, Laura Borrowdale, Tusiata…
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An Hour with Vincent O’Sullivan: WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020

Vincent O’Sullivan (DCNZM) is one of New Zealand’s best-known writers. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, critic, editor, biographer, and librettist. Former Poet Laureate and recipient of the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship (1994), O'Sullivan jointly edited the five-volume Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield (with Margaret Scott). He has won many national book awards…
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WORD Christchurch 2020: Family Ties

On Friday afternoon, Tūranga's wonderful TSB space was bustling with fans of Christchurch writers Carl Nixon and Chloe Lane. The two novelists talked of family dynamics and the craft of writing in an engaging and enlightening conversation with Kirsten McDougall. In Chloe's debut novel 'The Swimmers' , a 26-year-old woman returning home is confronted with…
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Nouns, Verbs etc with Fiona Farrell: WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020

Local Clever Girl who became a Famous Woman, the wonderfully multi-talented Fiona Farrell launched her latest work at Scorpio Books last night; a work of poetry, humbly titled Nouns, Verbs etc. Nouns, Verbs, Etc Nouns, Verbs, etc is Farrell's fourth book of poetry, and its a 'Best Of'; including some of her greatest hits, taken…
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