Robert Webb: How Not To Be a Boy – WORD Christchurch, Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm

Diary this! On Tuesday 15 May 7.30pm, WORD Christchurch, in association with Auckland Writers Festival, presents Robert Webb in conversation with Kiwi comedian and writer Michele A’Court. Robert is a comedian, actor, and writer, appearing in such gems as Peep Show and Mitchell & Webb. He will be speaking about his new book How Not To Be a Boy Find out…
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Harry Giles: Doer of Things (WORD Christchurch event, Tues 13 March 7.30pm at Space Academy)

I must admit to some trepidation about reporting on a Poetry Reading. How does one describe a Poetry Reading to those that weren't there? Even one by a flamboyant Scottish poet who has travelled halfway across the world. Harry Giles! pic.twitter.com/XpPMBPiS3z — WORDChristchurch (@WORDChCh) March 13, 2018 Harry Josephine Giles originally came from the Orkney…
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All About Women: Satellite Event at Christchurch Art Gallery, Sunday 4 March 2018

I attended the live-streamed All about women sessions beamed in from the Sydney Opera House to the Christchurch Art Gallery on Sunday from 3pm to 7.30pm. It was heartening to hear the introductory voiceover acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the Sydney Opera House stands in both English and the local Gadigal…
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Harry Giles: Doer of Things (WORD Christchurch event, Tues 13 March 7.30pm)

I have to confess that I had never heard of Harry Giles before this assignment, but I was intrigued and curious. Harry Giles: Doer of things - WORD Christchurch event Tuesday 13 March, Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street. Buy tickets $20 waged, $15 unwaged (service fees apply) Presented by LitCrawl Wellington, Harry Giles appears with…
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Erasing hate and the rejection of white supremacism

Recently there have been a number of articles in the world’s press covering the rise of the Alt-Right in politics, and confrontations between Neo-Nazis and anti-racists. Many media commentators have drawn the conclusion after incidents such as Charlottesville, Virginia that President Donald Trump tacitly supports the white supremacist movement and, indeed, draws much voter support from…
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The passing of a major poet

As reported in The New York Times recently, "Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an internationally acclaimed poet with the charisma of an actor and the instincts of a politician whose defiant verse inspired a generation of young Russians in their fight against Stalinism during the Cold War, died on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had been teaching…
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Hack attack by Nick Davies

It is nearly time for the WORD Christchurch Autumn season. Come along and hear Nick Davies interviewed by Joanna Norris, editor of The Press and chair of the Media Freedom Committee, Tuesday 12 May, 8pm at Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College. Get your tickets now. He is also appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival…
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