Crowd in, grab a drink and enjoy readings and other antics in the characterful spaces of the coolest little street in Christchurch. Pop in and out or stay in one place – it’s up to you. You can pick from sessions on horror, sci-fi, erotica, poetry, comedy and much more, featuring emerging Christchurch writers and performers alongside well-established local, national and international talent.
Supported by: Arts Voice and Life in Vacant Spaces
Enthusiastic Consent at The Happening
If you’re feeling the cold, we’ve got something that will warm you up! Come down and join us for three sassy, sexy poetry sessions. Hollie McNish, Bernadette Hall, Laura Borrowdale and some of our favourite contributors to Aotearotica will be reading their work. We’ll have books for sale on the night, to keep you warm long after the readers have stopped. Whet your wordly appetite with Laura Borrowdale, Doc Drumheller, Nod Ghosh, Bernadette Hall, Teoti Jardine, Annie Potts, Chris Stewart, Rowan Taigel, and Annabel Wilson at the launch of Aotearotica Volume Five.
FIKA and Friends at Fiksate Gallery
Malo! Meet Danielle O’Halloran, Sarah Amazinnia, Alice Andersen, Tusiata Avia, Leilani Banday, Chelsea Houghton, Sarah Maindonald, Isla Martin, Ana Mulipola, Steph Oberg, and Moana Thompson. It’s Pasifika poetry, prose, and performance.
Meaningful Places at Fiksate Gallery
Journey through time and virtual space. The Commuting Book, UC Digital Humanities, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu present three digital mapping projects: The Great Map of New Zealand Stories, The Big Online Experience, and the Ngāi Tahu Atlas.
This interactive installation will move to The Piano following the New Regent Street Pop-Up Festival.
Hagley Writers at Stage Door Dance
Sam Averis, Victoria Broome, Gail Ingram, Zoe Meager, and Ronnie Smart of the Hagley Writers’ Institute will have you loving local.
A Date With Dylan at The Institution
How many roads must a Dylan fan walk down? Only one. Philip Matthews, Adam McGrath, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, and David Slack pay homage to the poet laureate of rock ‘n’ roll.
Catalyst Presents … 15 at The Last Word
Doc Drumheller, Carrie Rudzinski, Ciarán Fox, and more celebrate quindecinnial-style at the launch of Catalyst Literary Arts Journal Volume Fifteen.
Science Fiction, Triple Feature at Rollickin’ Gelato
AJ Fitzwater, Karen Healey, Ted Chiang, and more explore other worlds in this science fiction spectacular!
Gory Bits at Crate Escape
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in style! Blood, guts, gore, and more, featuring The Unicorn, Nod Ghosh, Brindi Joy, Rachael King, Juno Dawson, Elizabeth Knox, and Robin Robertson.
Ōtautahi-Christchurch Zinefest Zine Library
Browse the best in zines at the Zinefest Pop-Up Library.
Poetica: The Ōtautahi-Christchurch Urban Poetry Project
A streetful of poetry? Poetica’s got you and New Regent Street covered.