When is a festival not a festival? When it’s a festival-within-a-festival! On Friday night, follow us down the rabbithole into the packed-out bars, cafes, shops and broom-cupboards of New Regent Street for a selection of rapid-fire readings, launches, games, projections and talks. We transform Christchurch’s most characterful laneway into a literary hive, with a dozen venues hosting back-to-back events and activities. Romance at Gin Gin? Improvised poetry at the AV club? Rapid-fire book launches at The Last Word? Sea shanties and salty rants at The Instutution? All this and more, featuring over fifty local and visiting writers for your pleasure. And best of all – it’s free! Check back here for the full lineup, online from 1 August.