Shifting Points of View
Featuring Peter Singer, Sarah Waters, Patricia Grace, Paula Morris, Fiona Farrell, Anna Smaill, Hamish Clayton, Hugh Nicholson, Margaret Wilson, Suki Kim.
In a world of reality TV shows and light entertainment, where issues are reduced to convenient soundbites, WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is proud to provide a platform for relevant, in-depth, stimulating — and yes, also entertaining — discussion. For the curious and inquisitive, for lovers of books and current affairs, Shifting Points of View is a series of events designed to present new ways of looking at the world, with an exciting line-up of local and international writers and commentators, who just might change your mind.
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Crimes of Passion
Sarah Waters' hugely inventive novels usually have lesbian relationships at their heart, and are always set in the past, when remaining true to oneself came at great personal risk. Her latest book, The Paying Guests, is no exception. It chronicles the awakening of a passion in 1920s London that has terrible consequences, and asks: how far would we go for a love that is forbidden by society but nonetheless achingly real? Chaired by Carole Beu.
WORD Christchurch is proud to present four creative workshops for kids aged 8-13 during KidsFest this July:
The Magic of Words: a fun poetry workshop with Doc Drumheller from the Christchurch School for Young Writers.
Choose Your Own Adventure: a story-writing workshop with children’s author (Red Rocks) and WORD Christchurch Literary Director Rachael King. SOLD OUT SORRY
Creating Comics: Who’s the Star? A comic-making workshop with author and cartoonist Sarah Laing focusing on inventing characters. SOLD OUT SORRY
Creating Comics: Your Wonderful World: a comic-making workshop with author and cartoonist Sarah Laing focusing on world-building and setting. SOLD OUT SORRY