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Contenders get Cleave-d in historic Ngaio Marsh victory

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:36 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Paul Cleave became the Crown Prince of antipodean crime writing when his thriller FIVE MINUTES ALONE was named the winner of the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel on Sunday night. More >>

An evening with Joe Bennett

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 3:42 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Join one of Christchurch’s favourite writers, Joe Bennett , for an evening of story as he talks about his first novel, inspired by the rumour of a man living in a condemned luxury hotel in the red zone after the earthquakes of 2011. King Rich is the haunting ... More >>

Eleanor Catton to headline the WORD Festival

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 11:36 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Man Booker winner Eleanor Catton is heading south this spring for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014. More >>

New Literary Director For Writers' Festival

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:26 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The Christchurch Writers’ Festival Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachael King as its new Literary Director. More >>

Christchurch Writers’ Festival opens after four-year wait

Wednesday, 29 August 2012, 9:04 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival opens this Thursday after a lengthy wait for audiences and organisers. More >>

Christchurch festival's “writers-only” PechaKucha Night

Friday, 17 August 2012, 5:38 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

In association with PechaKucha Night Christchurch, The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival is hosting a special “writers only” PechaKucha event. All the featured speakers will also be appearing in the festival, but the unique PechaKucha format ... More >>

Ngaio Marsh Award finalists to appear at writers' festival

Thursday, 9 August 2012, 2:34 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 2012 were announced this week and The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival will offer the chance for avid fans and readers to get close to some of them. More >>

Writers’ festival brings debate, inspiration and great tales

Thursday, 12 July 2012, 8:34 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival is returning to the garden city after a four-year wait and is bringing its widest ever programme to thrill and entertain audiences. More >>

Setting the Stage for Murder

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 3:09 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

In the country’s biggest crime writing event, the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel will be presented alongside a session featuring two of the world’s best crime authors on Sunday, 21 August. More >>

Truth and Tales

Monday, 1 August 2011, 3:34 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

At last, after the earthquakes and then the snow, the Press Christchurch Writers Festival presents the second in a series of one-off literary sessions. In Truth and Tales one of our finest writers talks to well-known broadcaster Ruth Todd about The ... More >>

Writers confirmed for Christchurch Festival

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 2:16 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The largest literary event in the South Island, over 50 events with 80 writers, thinkers, poets, songwriters, journalists, scientists, sportspeople and the masters of crime. More >>

Writers Festival A Huge Success

Thursday, 11 September 2008, 2:46 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

If ticket sales are anything to go by then The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival 2008 was the most successful literary event ever held in the South Island with 9 sold out shows, from a total of 39 ticketed sessions. With an additional 15 free ... More >>

Robert Fisk Extra Session Announced!

Friday, 29 August 2008, 10:19 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

With 2 sessions of Robert Fisk appearing at The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival selling out, we announce another session at 3.00pm on Friday 5 September. More >>

Food Session Typically New Zealand!

Monday, 11 August 2008, 5:39 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Three courses, three writers, three entertaining stories. As the first session for The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival the combination of writers and foodies will be a sure hit. Diners will eat from courses with recipes selected by different writers ... More >>

Writers confirmed for Writers' Festival

Thursday, 17 July 2008, 5:07 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The largest number of international writers to ever attend a South Island writers’ festival will read, discuss, debate and entertain with topics as diverse as Cook’s abilities as a cartographer through to modern day migration, Middle East conflict ... More >>

Exciting Line Up Coming To Literary Festival

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 2:17 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Over twenty international and forty New Zealand writers will converge on the Christchurch Town Hall from 5 – 7 September for The Press Christchurch Writers' Festival 2008, an event which continues to grow in size and significance in New Zealand’s cultural ... More >>

The Press Christchurch Writers’ Day

Thursday, 30 August 2007, 4:43 pm | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The Press Christchurch Writers Day presents an acclaimed line-up of celebrated writers in a celebration of outstanding achievement in New Zealand literature. The panellists include a diverse selection of the country’s most acclaimed professional writers ... More >>

Around The World In Three Days

Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 10:10 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

The programme for the South Island’s biggest and boldest writers’ festival ever is available this Wednesday, August 9th. 100,000 copies of the 16 page, distinctively-designed tabloid size programme, containing all the details of the festival’s thirty-odd ... More >>

Fresh New Flavour For Writers' Festival

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 10:52 am | Christchurch Writers' Festival

Fifteen critically-acclaimed international writers from all corners of the world will gather in the Christchurch Town Hall from September 8th -10th for The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival. This is the largest number of international writers ... More >>

 

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