WORD Christchurch Festival 2022
Find out about WORD Christchurch, and the writers and books featured in the festival, and explore our coverage of WORD events and sessions.
WORD Festival 2022 coverage
WORD Christchurch information
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WORD Christchurch coverage
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WORD Christchurch photos
Images from the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, and events.
Previous WORD Coverage
Visit our WORD Christchurch page for coverage of previous festivals and events.
Listen to WORD
"What are you really excited about in this year's Festival?"
Moata interviews Nic Low, Programme Director for WORD Christchurch, looking ahead to WORD from 31 August - 4 September.
The Unlikely Librarian
"Aren't we all books bound in human skin?"
Poppia chats with Mike Moroney (aka the Unlikely Librarian), Library Assistant Auahatanga | Creativity tells us about his involvement in some of this year’s WORD events.
Mike's event is Indelible: Tattoo Tales Saturday 3 September 6.30pm to 7.30pm
"There's nothing quite like a live performance."
Poppia talks with Ray Shipley, poet, comedian, and former Youth Librarian looking forward to their Late Night Poetry Hour at WORD and National Poetry Day (Friday 26th August). They'll let you in on some picks from recent NZ poetry and fiction. Check out our Poetry page for more.
Ray is appearing in:
Ray Shipley's Late Night Poetry Hour Friday 2 September 9pm to 11pm
The Stardust Cabaret Saturday 3 September 7.30pm to 9pm
Out here: An anthology of Takatāpui and LGBTQIA+ writers from Aotearoa Friday 2 September 4pm to 5pm
and recommends Mohamed Hassan: How to be (a bad) Muslim Friday 2 September 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Find works by WORD writers in our collection
Naomi van den Broek
Kate De Goldi
A. J. Fitzwater
Nicole Titihuia Hawkins
Patrick Radden Keefe
Dame Fiona Kidman
Emily St. John Mandel
Tā Tipene O'Regan
J. P. Pomare
essa may ranapiri
Rebecca K Reilly
Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i
Hilary Jean Tapper
Te Maire Tau
Corban Te Aika
Two Raw Sisters