Writers & Readers
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Tell You What
If you’ve been reading some wonderful essays in The Press’s Your Weekend over summer, chances are they are reprinted from Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction 2015, edited by Jolisa Gracewood and Suzanna Andrew, published by Auckland University Press. The book features essays by the likes of 2014 WORD Christchurch guests Eleanor Catton, Elizabeth Knox, Steve Braunias, Nic Low, Tina Makereti and many more.
Come along to a free and relaxed Christchurch celebration of the book, where Christchurch contributors Lara Strongman, David Haywood, Megan Clayton, and Nic Low will read from their work, introduced by editor Jolisa Gracewood. Expect a few surprise guests. Wine and nibbles will be served and the book will be available for purchasing.
When: MONDAY, 26 JANUARY, 6PM
Who: Jolisa Gracewood, Lara Strongman, Nic Low, Megan Clayton, David Haywood
What: Tell You What celebration
Venue: Scorpio Books, 113 Riccarton Road
Andrea di Robilant: Chasing the Rose
Presented by Heritage Roses New Zealand Incorporated, in association with WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Join Andrea di Robilant, Italian journalist, historian and author of Chasing the Rose for a very special event in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens as he recounts the enthralling search for the identity of a mysterious old rose, taking us back in time to Josephine Bonaparte and into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Europe today.
Make it an evening to remember by taking an optional guided tour of the Heritage Rose Garden before settling in to listen to this marvellous storyteller.
When: Wednesday 25 February, 2015, 6.30pm, 4.30pm tour
Who: Andrea di Robilant
What: Chasing the Rose
Venue: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Price: $22/$20 HRNZI & NZRS members (service fees apply)Buy Tickets
2015 is calling!
We have an exciting line-up of events and collaborations on the horizon for 2015, beginning with Andrea di Robilant in February, with events in partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival in May, Kidsfest in July and the Christchurch Arts Festival in August, plus a few surprises sprinkled in between. Don't miss out on the news: keep up to date with literary events in Christchurch on our website and by signing up to receive the enewsletter at the bottom of this page.