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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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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Sex, & Sex, drugs & Rock n roll, & rock n roll – WORD Christchurch

Warning: as the title indicates, there may be some adult content in this post. There is nothing like being ushered into a writers festival session with the question"Sex, drugs, and rock n roll?" It feels very non-cardigany! This was a bit of an ongoing theme of my WORD Christchurch experience. First up, on Thursday evening […]

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