WORD Christchurch is a charitable trust that presents the South Island’s largest international festival of literature and ideas, and we need your help.

Our objective: to bring the community together through their love of words in all their forms. Join the family by becoming a Patron or Supporter and help to bring the best writers and speakers to Christchurch, from around New Zealand and the world, to inform, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. We rely on support to keep ticket prices down and meet the costs associated with running a vibrant and essential festival.

Benefits include: invitations to programme launches and festival parties, discounts on tickets and much more. Go here for more information and to sign up. Sign up before Friday, 24 June to get acknowledgement in the 2016 programme.