WORD Christchurch presents international and New Zealand novelists, poets, playwrights, biographers, journalists, bloggers; all writers and thinkers together in events that celebrate the written word and provide a window for readers to respond to ideas. We currently present the largest literary event in the South Island – the biennial writers and readers festival.
WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014, in association with The Press, welcomes over 100 writers, thinkers, commentators and performers from around New Zealand and the world.
With 70 events that showcase quality fiction, ideas, politics, food writing, poetry, music, crime, satire, the Christchurch rebuild, children’s books and free family events, there really is something for everyone.
Held over five days, from 27–31 August, in the heart of Christchurch city, the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014, will bring people together through their love of words in all their forms.
WORD Christchurch Management Team
Marianne Hargreaves - Executive Director
Rachael King - Literary Director
WORD Christchurch Festival Trust
Vicki Blyth - Chair