We’re offering inspiring speakers to Christchurch school students with sessions to suit all ages, all for FREE.

Teachers, have you registered your students? Email to come along.

Books Alive – for primary and intermediate students

Friday 4 August

With finalists of the New Zealand Children and Young Adult Book Awards including illustrators Rose Northey and Jenny Cooper, authors Tim Tipene, Philippa Werry and David Riley, and writer and illustrator Sarah Laing.

Inspiring Minds: Secondary Schools Day with UC

Monday 28 August

With writer Gabriel Krauze (UK), rangatira of New Zealand literature Witi Ihimaera, mathematical biology and mathematical epidemiology expert Michael Plank, award-winning poet Khadro Mohamed, climate change activist MahMah Timoteo, writer Ben Brown, YA author Jane Higgins, and writer and teacher Melanie Dixon. Ask about support for transport if you’re stuck!  Supported by University of Canterbury.

Teachers, have you registered your students? Email for more information and to come along.

Contact us

Word Christchurch Festival 2023

PO Box 29 270
Christchurch 8440

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