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Christchurch City Libraries Community Read: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The 10pm Question: A Novel

Join in the Community Read! Christchurch City Libraries, South Library invites you to read, share and discuss Link textThe 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi throughout August 2014. This event is for all ages. Find out more at christchurchcitylibraries.com or by phoning 941 5140

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014
Venue:
South Library
Tickets:
Throughout August
 
Join best-selling US author, Karin Slaughter at Auckland City Library

Cop Town

Don’t miss this compelling event with US bestselling crime-writer, Karin Slaughter while she’s in New Zealand talking about Cop Town — her latest crime thriller which takes us into the darkest heart of 70s Atlanta in search of the city’s serial cop killer.

Time:
Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:30pm
Venue:
Level 2, Whare Wananga, Central City Library, Lorne St, Auckland

Tickets:
Free entry
 
Join best-selling US author, Karin Slaughter at Wellington Central Library

Cop Town

Don’t miss this compelling event with US bestselling crime-writer, Karin Slaughter while she’s in New Zealand talking about Cop Town — her latest crime thriller which takes us into the darkest heart of 70s Atlanta in search of the city’s serial cop killer.

Time:
Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Ground Floor, Wellington City Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington

Tickets:
Free entry
 
Get your copy of Fiona's Flame signed by Rachael Herron at Paperplus Hornby

Fiona's Flame

Join Rachael Herron and the Paperplus Hornby Team for a fun-filled day at the Hub. Ask the staff how you can win a great gift basket selection of "Red Dust" books!

Time:
Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:00pm
Venue:
Paperplus Hornby
418 Main South Road
Hornby
Tickets:
Free

Won't be in town? Pre-pay for a copy to be signed.
 
Join Rachael Herron for in store for a Knit and Chat

Fiona's Flame

Bring your knitting and Join Rachael Herron at the Holland Road Yarn Company to discuss your knitting and her latest novel Fiona's Flame

Time:
Saturday, 16 August 2014, 1:00pm
Venue:
Holland Road Yarn Company
Upstairs, Grand Arcade, 16 Willis St
ph 4996845 | shop@hollandroadyarn.co.nz | hollandroadyarn.co.nz

Tickets:
Free
 
Craft and chat with Rachael Herron at the Orewa Library

Fiona's Flame

Come and listen to author Rachael Herron speak about her new book while you knit or create your favourite handicraft. Rachael is the author of four Cypress Hollow novels: Eliza's gift, Lucy's kiss, Naomi's wish and Cora's heart, as well as a number of other books. She'll be with us to promote her latest title, Fiona's Flame. Rachael Herron lives in Oakland, California, with her family. She learned to knit at the age of 5, and generally only puts her needles down to eat, write or sleep, and sometimes not even then.

Time:
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:00am
Venue:
Orewa Library
12 Moana Ave,
Orewa
Tickets:
Free event

Books available for purchase and signing.
 
Heritage Afternoon Tea: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

Dot: Queen of Riverstone Castle

Join two South Island grandes dames, Rosie Belton and Dot Smith, as they entertain you over tea and biscuits with readings and stories from their recent books. In her delightful memoir, Wild Blackberries, Rosie Belton has written not only her own story but also a social history of food in New Zealand. In Dot – Queen of Riverstone Castle, Dot Smith tells of growing up on a dairy farm, her struggles and triumphs, the travels that have inspired her and her castle near Oamaru. Hosted by Ruth Todd from Bookenz on Plains FM

Time:
Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:00pm
Venue:
Heritage Hotel
28 - 30 Cathedral Square
Tickets:
$35/$33

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Island Lives: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

Where the Rekohu Bone Sings

Both Tina Makereti and Charlotte Randall have written intriguing novels that challenge the cliché of the South Pacific island as tropical paradise. Makereti’s Where the Rekohu Bone Sings, with its themes of identity and race, partially takes place in the Marlborough Sounds and the Chatham Islands, while Randall’s The Bright Side of My Condition follows the fortunes of a group of shipwrecked convicts on the unforgivingly rugged Snares Islands. They talk character, setting and historical research with Morrin Rout.

Time:
Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:00pm
Venue:
Ridges, Savoy 2
Tickets:
$18/$16

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Happy Birthday, Janet: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

Carnival Sky

Arguably New Zealand’s most renowned and bestloved writer, Janet Frame was born 90 years ago today. Although, sadly, she is no longer with us, we celebrate her life and achievement by inviting three writers to read their favourite piece of her work and talk briefly about the influence this great author has had on them. With Bernadette Hall, Owen Marshall and Tusiata Avia, introduced by Janet Frame’s niece and literary executor, Pamela Gordon.

Time:
Friday, 29 August 2014, 12:00pm
Venue:
Rydges, Savoy West
Tickets:
Free Event

 
Reading Favourites: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The Virgin and the Whale: a love story

Join Kate de Goldi, Sarah Laing and Carl Nixon for a celebration of New Zealand books and the art of reading as they wax lyrical about their favourite local literary works. Sarah Laing’s current project is a graphic biography of Katherine Mansfield, Carl Nixon’s novel The Virgin & the Whale celebrates the healing power of stories and author Kate de Goldi is a long-time champion of children’s books and reading. They talk with Guy Somerset, Books & Culture Editor for the Listener.

Time:
Friday, 29 August 2014, 2:30pm
Venue:
Rydges, Savoy 2
Tickets:
Free

In partnership with the New Zealand Book Council
 

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