Mark reports on the Behrouz Boochani WORD Christchurch event on Friday 29 November. His book recounting his experience on Manus Island - No Friend but the Mountains - was typed out on a mobile phone in Farsi, before being translated to English, and eventually published.
On Wednesday night at Christchurch's beautifully restored Town Hall, Zadie Smith, one of this generation's most important literary voices, took the mic at a WORD Christchurch event, her only New Zealand appearance. A writer apart In her introduction, WORD Christchurch director, Rachael King, quite justifiably described Zadie Smith as being on her dream literary festival…
Zadie Smith, best-selling novelist and one of literature's most celebrated voices, will be speaking at the Christchurch Town Hall on Wednesday 13th of November. You can find out more and buy
Simon Pollard talks about the wonders of Woodlawn Cemetery. This was one of the tiny lectures in the Cabinets of Curiosities at WORD Christchurch.
'I believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast!" - Part one of the conclusion of A cabinet of Curiosities, tiny lectures on the weird and wonderful: WORD Christchurch 2019. Rachael King on tattooing.
'Funny As': Reflections on New Zealand comedy from New Zealand comedians - WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View 2019
Thriller writing superstar Val McDermid has been to town, speaking as part of the WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View season at The Piano on Friday 13 September