March 24, 2020

WORD Christchurch is taking the threat of COVID-19 very seriously, and putting the health of our audience, writers and staff first.

While there is uncertainty around the future of events, we are continuing to plan the 2020 festival, but we will be keeping an eye on developments and will make a call on postponement if we need to. We are in contact with the international writers already booked for the festival and their publishers, and they will be informed of any developments. We will also be continuing conversations with local writers and publishers, and with our festival partners in Australia.

We wish everyone all the best in this tough time. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, where we will also be posting book-related content that we hope will help you get through. You can also search through podcasts and videos of our past events to revisit or to hear for the first time.

Rachael, Marianne and the team at WORD.

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