WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The 2014 WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival, in association with The Press, welcomes over 100 writers, thinkers, commentators and performers from around New Zealand and the world, including headliners Eleanor Catton, Ruth Reichl, Shigeru Ban, Kristin Hersh, Meg Wolitzer, Simon Gault, Diane Setterfield and NoViolet Bulawayo.

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.