Helen reports back on an evening of foodie wisdom and colourful stories, with Annabel Langbein.
Brave worlds: WORD Christchurch
Moata reports back from the WORD Christchurch gala event at The Piano.
WORD Christchurch 2020 – Merchant, Miner, Mandarin
Stories about settlers and pioneers are always fascinating and mysterious. Why do people decide to move to a new land far away from home? How do they cope with all the challenges? What factors have made them successful? If you had attended a speech delivered by Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew on 30th…
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…
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…
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…
WORD Christchurch 2020: More than a spoonful of social enterprise
What started of as a high school youth enterprise project has now become not only a book but also a tasty WORD Festival session, hosted by Annabel Langbein. Rather than create a business, Tulsi Lathia and others from Rangi Ruru School wanted to create a social enterprise project that uses food of the world to…
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…
Christchurch Poetry Slam Finals: WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020
The WORD Christchurch 2020 Poetry Slam Finals were held in Foundation cafe, Turanga Library, on 29 October.
Colin McCahon: Is this the Promised Land? – WORD Christchurch
It’s my first time at a WORD Christchurch event. I'm a little excited, and very aware that at 25, I am the youngest person in the theatre at Christchurch Art Gallery, by a fair few years. Not to matter, I, like everyone else in the densely packed and rather warm room, are here to learn…
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