WORD Book Club

WORD Christchurch are partnering with the Book Discussion Scheme (BDS) to bring you the inaugural WORD 2022 Book Club — a chance for you and your friends to take your WORD Festival experience further by combining a six-month mini book club with livestreamed sessions from the festival.

You can participate from anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand!

How it works

BDS and WORD have collaborated to put together a curated list of 13 titles by festival authors. Simply gather your book club (between three and 10 members) and choose the five titles your group would most like to read. You’ll all receive links to your chosen authors’ livestream sessions during the festival and, once a month thereafter, your nominated group coordinator will receive one of your chosen book sets. You’ll continue to meet on a monthly basis to discuss and exchange the books until you’ve read all five.

Why join? You get to extend and enrich your reading by combining it with group discussion and inspiring livestreams from the festival. You’ll also receive incredible value, with pricing exclusive to WORD Book Club 2022 participants.

You’ll receive:

  • Five book club reads delivered anywhere in NZ (normally $60 per person + $30 per group registration fee)
  • Five livestream tickets (normally $18-$36 each)

For the special price of:

  • $85 per person +$57.50 per group (​if outside of Christchurch and requiring return courier bags for the books)

More Information

For a list of the featured authors and livestream sessions, and how to register, head to the WORD Book Club page on the BDS website or email renee@bds.org.nz.

Contact us

Word Christchurch Festival 2022

PO Box 29 270
Christchurch 8440

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