WORD Christchurch Festival, and events

WORD Christchurch presents a biennial festival and events with visiting and local authors. In May each year, they partner with the Auckland Writers Festival for an Autumn Season, and in August and September on the festival off-year, they partner with the Christchurch Arts Festival for a series of ideas-based events. WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 was on from Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 2 September 2018.

WORD Christchurch coverage

Lee Child Friday 23 November 7pm

Kaveh Akbar Tuesday 6 November 6.30pm

WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Posts and reports on festival events for 2018

2018 Events

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Marshallows, Money, and Madness Sunday 22 July 2pm
Photos of the Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton Treehouse Tour

Robert Webb - How not to be a boy Tuesday 15 May 7.30pm

The Amazing Jeff Kinney Wednesday 2 May 6pm

A feast of Francis - An hour with Francis Spufford Wednesday 7 March 7pm

Dip your pen in your own psyche: An interview with Francis Spufford Wednesday 7 March 7pm

Mutton chops, and door knockers, face fungus and designer stubble - Lucinda Hawksley at the Christchurch Art Gallery Sunday 11 February

10 reasons to love Nigella Lawson Thursday 8 February

WORD Christchurch information

WORD Christchurch photos

Images from the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, and events.

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Previous WORD Christchurch coverage


Shifting points of View — Christchurch Arts Festival 1 to 16 September

WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 14 to 17 May

Fiona Farrell: Decline and Fall on Savage Street launch 1 August

Hera Lindsay Bird and Ashleigh Young 22 March

All about (Nasty) women 5 March

All about women

My library - Rachael King

Hear Orphan X author Gregg Hurwitz in Christchurch 1 March

Reading poetry around the world 26 January

WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2016

Jane Smiley - May 2016

Anis Mojgani - March 2016

Geraldine Brooks and the Pulitzer Surprise 18 November 2015

Shifting points of view – 30 August and 7 September 2015

Shifting points of view was a bumper crop of sessions from top writers and commentators. It was WORD Christchurch's part of the Christchurch Arts Festival and warmed the cockles of enquiring minds. Read our coverage:


Earlier festivals and events

Our page on literary festivals and events.