We are chuffed to be part of the opening night line up of what will be a packed weekend for Christchurch, with the WORD Christchurch- Writers and Readers Festival in full swing across the CBD on Thursday 25 August.
We are also very excited to have you join us in the soon to be opened Piano building, a new purpose built event venue in the performing arts precinct. As per usual, doors will open at 7.30pm with our PechaKucha Night starting at 8.20pm. Perhaps make your way down New Regent St for the New Regent Street Pop-Up Festival before you grab a drink and join us for a selection of Festival highlights from around the world and our fine city, sharing their stories in the 20x20 PechaKucha format.
Cash bar and nibbles available.
Here's the lineup. An eclectic mix of topical affairs, academic dissections of pop culture, story telling at its best and even an improvised PechaKucha!
Dr Jarrod Gilbert // Sociological genius // on gangs and murder
Marcus Elliott // Lawyer and Writer // A Lawyer’s Story
AJ Fitzwater // Science Fiction and Fantasy Author // Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character
Anna MacKenzie // young adult writer // on WW1 voices
Sophie Rea // Social Worker and poet // on the links between poetry and youth work
Debbie Stoller // BUST Magazine founder & Stitch 'n Bitch author // The Handmade's Tale: Why Knitting is a Feminist Issue
Leigh Hopkinson // Writer and former stripper // on doing the Mr Whippy: deconstructing striptease
Matt Vance // writer, artist and filmmaker // on the Southern Ocean
Elissa Washuta // Writer // on how the occult saved my life.
Caitlin Doughty // Progressive Mortician // Our Corpses, Ourselves
Alok Jha // Science writer // on how the world could end
PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.