Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Word Christchurch News
Welcome to 2016 and the first of many events we’ll
be bringing you this year, culminating in the four-day extravaganza of
the WORD festival, 25—28 August.
After the success of last year’s How to be a Feminist event,
we are once again streaming live from the Sydney Opera House on
International Women’s Day. This time there will be two sessions, with
afternoon tea served in between.
3—4.15pm WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE? Featuring Masha Gessen,
Crystal Lameman, Mallory Ortberg, Ann Sherry & Anne- Marie
If you could change the world overnight, what would
you do first?
Meet the real life Piper Kerman, otherwise known as
inmate #11187-424. You may know the story from the Netflix series
based on her bestselling memoir, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s
World poetry slam champ Anis Mojgani is returning to
Christchurch on March 17 and 19, following sell-out shows at our
2014 festival. Pulling inspiration from his Black and Iranian heritage,
his childhood memories, his worldview, love, and existence, Anis takes
seemingly commonplace subject matter and sculpts inspiration from them.
Don’t miss this opportunity as there may not be another!
The Catch Lunch with Nicolas Fargues, renowned French
author, 2015 Goncourt Prize nominee and the latest Randell Cottage
resident in Wellington.
Nicolas will join author and WORD Christchurch
Literary Director Rachael King and Catch guests at Tequila
Mockingbird. Tickets include a delicious lunch and sparkling water.
Hurry! Tickets are limited.
Wednesday, 2 March, 12—2pm
Tequila Mockingbird, Victoria Street
booking and more information visit the Catch
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Andonis Foniadakis’s Selon désir,
William Forsythe’s In
the Middle, Somewhat
Elevated and Alexander Ekman’s Cacti are Speed of Light:
international contemporary classics that will showcase the energy,
precision and charisma of New Zealand’s national ballet, under the
artistic leadership of Francesco Ventriglia. Touring to Wellington,
Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin and featuring the New Zealand
String Quartet performing live onstage, this is an unmissable start
to the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2016 season.