WORD Christchurch presents a huge variety of literary events, from our biennial Writers & Readers Festival – the largest literary event in the South Island – to one-off events with visiting and local authors. In May each year we partner with the Auckland Writers Festival for an Autumn Season, and in August and September on the festival off-year we partner with the Christchurch Arts Festival for a series of ideas-based events.
Our events bring writers, thinkers and performers together to celebrate the written word and provide a window for readers to respond to ideas. We have relationships with other organisations in Christchurch with the aim of including as many people from the community as possible to be part of our events.
Our objective: to bring the community together through their love of words in all their forms.
The biennial festival will be held 24 – 28 August 2016.
WORD Christchurch Management Team
Marianne Hargreaves – Executive Director
Rachael King – Literary Director
Lindsay Mayor-Brady – Production & Administration Manager
Kate Fielder – Ticketing Manager
Fiona Brooker – Financial Adviser
Joseph Veale – Technical Adviser
Penny Hartill – Public Relations Adviser
WORD Christchurch Festival Trust
Vicki Blyth – Chair