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Ivan Coyote: Talking across boundaries – WORD Christchurch

Ivan Coyote

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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The Stars are on Fire – WORD Christchurch

It was the first time I've been in the reopened Isaac Theatre Royal. My partner said the last thing he saw there was Public Enemy. I don't know what I had been to - but we were back, and very happy to be at this WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival gala event. WORD Literary […]

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

The Stars, 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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Speaking Proud – WORD Christchurch

David Levithan

It's too early to say that Speaking Proud was my favourite WORD session, since it's the first I've attended so far, but for now it is. First time I've been back in the COCA gallery since 2010 (for shame!) and it was filled with cool, talented young people with great hair. I was as impressed […]

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Black and Blue Storytelling – WORD Christchurch

Derek Flores The Unicorn

Black and Blue Storytelling at 27 steps brought me right out of my comfort zone. To be heading into Christchurch whilst stone cold sober and on my own on a Friday night after 10pm was a big thing for me - but there aren't that many opportunities to hear adult storytelling. In my excitement I […]

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

WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

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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