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Are you a Wonderful Relic?

Are you a Wonderful Relic? I am. But how do I know? I first came upon the term in one of Johnny Moore’s columns in The Press (Friday 19th August 2016). 391 more words


My first week in Switzerland.

I spent all summer waiting for the trip.

The experience of my life.

It sounds so cliché but it is.

A crazy lot has happened these first days. 1,250 more words


Tickled Fiction - WORD Christchurch

Can Kiwi writers do comedy? New Zealand writers are repeatedly told that their work is too dark, too serious. Is this true? Three local writers got together at this event to tickle this topic. 441 more words


Grieving and Living: What Abi Taught Us - WORD Christchurch

‘Buy This Book’. I have never, in all the many blogs I have written started a blog with these three words.

Lucy Hone wrote What Abi Taught Us… 651 more words


Where do you get your ideas from? WORD Christchurch

Audience question time at festivals can create some truly cringe-making moments. Turns out it is not that easy to ask an intelligent, succinct question. Most of the time what we really want to do is make a statement and leave the onus up to the other person to decode that into a question. 581 more words


A Literary Life: John Freeman - WORD Christchurch

This event got off to a good start – interviewer Paula Morris dropped all her notes on the floor but said it didn’t matter anyway as she had managed to flush her specs down the loo of the Air New Zealand flight from Auckland the night before. 454 more words


Carpe Librum: Seize the book - WORD Christchurch

In the unlikely event that at some stage in the WORD Christchurch Festival, you find that you have overindulged in word richness, fear not, because an ideal palate cleanser is on hand. 281 more words