INSPIRING WRITERS SCHOOL DAY: WORD Christchurch Festival

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

This year we offer high school students two very different and exciting sessions. The first features David Levithan, young adult author of such titles as as Every Day and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with mega-star John Green); Tara Moss, whose book Speaking Out aims to help women and girls find their voice; and Ken Arkind, one-time US National Slam Poetry champion, who performs poems about social media, love and other catastrophes.

In the second session, Alok Jha, ITV science correspondent, speaks about The Water Book, and about how he landed a job chasing the biggest science stories in the world.

Session One: 9.45am – 10.45pm
David Levithan, Tara Moss, Ken Arkind

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SPEAKING OUT: WORD Christchurch Festival

Concert Hall, The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Worldwide, less than one in four people we hear from or about 
in the media is female, and men out number women in parliament by four to one. Over her 20 years in the public sphere, author and human rights advocate Tara Moss has had to face down nerves, critics and backlash. Now she wants to pass her skills on so that other women and girls can find their voice. She talks to The Press editor Joanna Norris about her new book, Speaking Out, and about why making a noise matters.

Supported by: HarperCollins

WHEN: SATURDAY, 27 AUGUST 12.30PM – 1.30PM
WHO: TARA MOSS, JOANNA NORRIS
WHAT: Over her 20 years in the public sphere Tara Moss has had to face down nerves, critics and backlash. Now she wants to pass her skills on so that other women and girls can find their voice.
VENUE: CONCERT HALL, THE PIANO
PRICE: $19/ $17
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