WORD Christchurch Festival, and events

WORD Christchurch

WORD Christchurch's mission is to bring the community together through its love of words in all their forms. WORD Christchurch presents a variety of literary events, from a biennial festival – the largest literary event in the South Island – to one-off events with visiting and local authors. WORD Christchurch Festival 2021 is on from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 August.

WORD Christchurch Spring Festival coverage

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival was a feast of words and ideas. It's all over for 2020, but catch up on our coverage of events.

WORD Christchurch on Twitter

WORD Christchurch information

WORD Christchurch photos

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

2019 Events

WORD Christchurch 2019

Shifting points of view - 18 August to 14 September 2019

Visit our page on Shifting points of view.

WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019

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

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 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.

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