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A hundred shards of potent remedy: an interview with Fiona Farrell about Decline and Fall on Savage Street

I am standing next to the old Government Building in Christchurch. It's early morning and the air is crisp and smells of expectations. In front of me is the cathedral in ruins. But from where I stand, I can also see a new building coming up. The new central library, with its promise of healing…
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Imaginary Cities

 Shifting points of view is WORD Christchurch's season of brain-tickling talks at the Christchurch Arts Festival (Peter Singer and Sarah Waters on Monday 7 September yo!). A podcast of this WORD Christchurch event was recorded. I arrived (just) in time on a nippy Sunday for Imaginary Cities. It featured the super-intelligent powers of authors Fiona…
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Stories in a Flash

Do you have a fear of commitment or a very short attention span? Does the prospect of reading a thick novel fill you with trepidation? Are you one of the many who never finished The Luminaries? Then Flash Fiction might be just the literary genre for you. Flash Fiction, which can also be described as Short Short Stories…
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What A Fool Honesty Is! WORD Christchurch at the Christchurch Arts Festival 2019

Presented in association with The Christchurch Arts Festival, WORD Christchurch brings us 'What A Fool Honesty Is!', a discussion of the nature of truth and lies. Featuring dancer Rodney Bell, writer Fiona Farrell, journalist Donna Miles-Mojab, playwright Victor Rodger and poet and youth advocate Daisy Speaks, it promises to be an illuminating evening. 
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Another country? Mainlanders discussing ourselves – Auckland Writers Festival 2016

I am bordering on late when I arrive at a packed out Upper NZI Room at the Aotea Centre for a session that, as a South Islander, I feel duty-bound to attend. I'm pointed in the direction of of a clutch of empty seats near the back by one of the friendly festival ushers/helpers. This session…
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Montana New Zealand Book Awards

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. Organised and administrated by Booksellers New Zealand, the trade association for booksellers and publishers, The Montana New Zealand Book Awards were awarded from 1996-2009. Later (2010-2014) the awards were know as the New Zealand Post…
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New Zealand Post Book Awards

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned. The New Zealand Book Awards are currently sponsored by Ockham. From 2010 to 2014, the awards were know as the New Zealand Post Book Awards. The principal sponsors of the New Zealand Post Book Awards were the New…
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