Reading Events at WORD Christchurch Festival

Secondary Schools Programme

Thursday, 1 September 10:00 am

Once again, we’re offering incredible speakers to Christchurch secondary schools, absolutely free of charge.

OUT HERE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TAKATĀPUI AND LGBTQIA+ WRITERS FROM AOTEAROA

Friday, 2 September 4:00 pm

Chris Tse and Emma Barnes host a range of special guests for a deep dive into the brilliance and diversity of Queer writing today.

CELEBRATING CULTURE AND SISTER CITIES

Friday, 2 September 7:00 pm

New Zealand poets join forces with Chinese musicians in celebration of the sister city relationship between Waimakariri and Enshi, China,

NO OTHER PLACE TO STAND: CREATIVITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Saturday, 3 September 4:30 pm

How do we adapt, mitigate and create in response to the climate crisis? Can good writing get us past the language of science and policy to where the ecological and human meet?

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