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 Autumn Season 2019

Read our posts on the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. Wednesday 8 May to Saturday 25 May 2019.

2019 Events

Adrian Hayes: One Man's Climb Thursday 4 April

WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Posts and reports on festival events for 2018

2018 Events

Lee Child Friday 23 November 7pm

Kaveh Akbar Tuesday 6 November 6.30pm

WORD Christchurch information

WORD Christchurch photos

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

WORD Christchurch on Twitter

Previous WORD Christchurch coverage


WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2016

Jane Smiley - May 2016

Anis Mojgani - March 2016

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.