Last Wednesday evening WORD director Nic Low took the stage of The Piano to welcome Kurdish Iranian writer, journalist, cultural advocate and filmmaker Behrouz Boochani back to Ōtautahi.
Freedom, Only Freedom – The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani: WORD Christchurch – Wednesday 16 November 6pm
Writer, journalist and filmmaker Behrouz Boochani will be a familiar figure to many in Ōtautahi, having made the city his first home in Aotearoa. Hear from him about his new book Freedom, Only Freedom.
Tilting back towards the sun: Three novels with solar power
Winter has Clare wanting warming reads. She recommends three excellent novels that bring the heat in different ways.
CHESS FEVER: Just a sweet pawn, trying to become a chaos knight
Clare considers the appeal of chess, an activity "that can be a place of connection, amusement, and sustained keen attention."
WORD Christchurch: Medical Misadventures
Clare reports back from a WORD Christchurch session with novelists Carl Shuker and Eileen Merriman and their reflections on the medical profession and health system.
WORD Christchurch 2020: Pip Adam: Nothing to See
I first encountered the work of Pip Adam on reading The New Animals, winner of the 2018 Acorn prize for best fiction. A strange, slippery novel, it struck me in its adept portrayal of inter-generational dissonance, and darkly beguiled in its slinking descent to mermaid-transmutation in the Hauraki Gulf. This year, Adam's latest book Nothing…
Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival – from the archives, on Beamafilm and Kanopy
Whānau Mārama: The New Zealand International Film Festival 2020 is on! A national event, the festival provides access to a diverse and thoughtful array of excellent film from many parts of the world. Across Aotearoa, film-lovers look forward to the release of the NZIFF programme and the pleasures of engaging with global art and culture…
Hoiho takes out Bird of the year 2019
I always eagerly anticipate the time of year when I can exercise my democratic right to vote in an election that matters, the hotly-competed, highly meme-able, lauded title of Forest and Bird’s Bird of the Year. Results were announced this morning on RNZ, with Kim Hill rightly exhorting her co-host to perform a drum roll…
Looking at truths, unflinching: What a fool honesty is! – WORD Christchurch at Christchurch Arts Festival 2019
Looking at truths, unflinching - What a fool honesty is! - WORD Christchurch at Christchurch Arts Festival 2019
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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