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Tomboys, Dead Gophers, and a Coyote – Ivan Coyote at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

Funny, tender, perceptive - Ivan Coyote is all these things, and on Monday night I was lucky enough to see them talk at The Piano as part of the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. Ivan Coyote @ivancoyote is in the house! pic.twitter.com/gQAvld1GnY — WORDChristchurch (@WORDChCh) May 16, 2017 I was really disappointed to miss Ivan on their […]

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An evening with Ivan Coyote – Tuesday 16 May at WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

Last year, I went to two events run by WORD Christchurch, and I fell in love with Ivan E Coyote. I first saw them (Ivan goes by the gender-neutral pronoun) at Speaking Proud which I'd attended to see old favourite David Levithan. Ivan read their reply to a letter someone had written them, 'Shouldn't I feel pretty'. […]

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Ivan Coyote: Talking across boundaries – WORD Christchurch

When the WORD blog team put their hand up to cover different sessions at WORD Christchurch, I was fortunately alone in choosing both "The Storyteller" and "Black and Blue Storytelling" with Ivan E. Coyote. As the event continued and audiences enjoyed the stories, people kept coming back for more and more. By Sunday morning, "The Storyteller" […]

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After WORD – an interview with Rachael King, literary director of WORD Christchurch

Cori L. Sanders did a splendid job coordinating a team of volunteers at the recent WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Here she interviews WORD's literary director Rachael King. Congratulations on the amazing success of the recent WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. Putting together a literary festival seems a massive undertaking. How long did […]

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My WORD – Anne on the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival

Ever since WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival ended on Sunday I've felt rather sad and a little lost. When I've been to other literature festivals I've been enthused, happy and have absolutely gorged myself on as many sessions as possible. Then they ended and that was that. WORD was different to that and also, […]

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Six of the best – Ian Rankin, Anne Enright, and more top writers coming to Christchurch!

WORD Christchurch has joined forces with the Auckland Writers Festival to bring amazing authors to Christchurch in May. The WORD Autumn Season, which runs from 14 to 17 May, features: Bestselling Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin; Man Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Anne Enright; Highly-respected British historian and biographer A. N. Wilson, author of The Victorians; […]

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