December 16, 2019
2019 has been a huge year for WORD Christchurch. We staged 40 events, including our Autumn Season, Shifting Points of View, free school and Kidsfest events and one-off events. We finished with a bang in November, with the incomparable Zadie Smith and an incredible event with Kurdish writer and Manus Island detainee Behrouz Boochani (you can watch a video of his event with John Campbell here).
This year we proved beyond a doubt that books really do change lives.
Thank you to all who turned out to support us and our speakers, and to all partners, patrons and supporters. We love bringing exciting, stimulating and entertaining events to Christchurch, and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year!
- The dates are set for the two-yearly 2020 WORD Christchurch Festival so put them in your diary! From August 26 to 30, we will once again bring you nearly 100 events over 5 days, featuring more than 100 speakers, writers and performers. Watch this space!