Bad Diaries Salon WORD Christchurch

We’re thrilled to be bringing Bad Diaries Salon to New Zealand, and to WORD Christchurch 2018, which runs this year from 29 August to 2 September. The theme for WORD Christchurch this year is ADVENTUROUS, and Bad Diaries Salon will be bringing the #RISK to Friday night at the festival, following on from the gala Starry, Starry Night event.

Browse the full WORD Christchurch programme for details of this event and more. We hope to see you at Bad Diaries Salon.

Bad Diaries Salon: #RISK

If you like your literary events candid, original and unedited, don’t miss this late-night reveal of writing not meant to be seen or heard. In the first Bad Diaries Salon held outside Australia, four of the festival’s top local and international writers read from their diaries or abandoned early works, on the theme of RISK. Featuring: top international thriller writer A. J. Finn, parenting writer and editor Emily Writes, poet and comedian Ray Shipley and children’s author and former fashion editor Stacy Gregg.

Bad Diaries Salon is a literary series created by Melbourne writer Jenny Ackland and co-curated by her and Wellington writer Tracy Farr, your MC for the night.

When: 10.00–11.00pm, Friday 31 August 2018

Where: Cafe 1851, 764 Colombo St, Christchurch

Tickets: $12/10 (service fees apply)

For more information about this event, and to purchase tickets, view this event on the WORD Christchurch website.

Better still, check out the full WORD Christchurch programme, and book for Bad Diaries Salon when you book for everything else you’re bound to want to attend.

Listen to Tracy Farr talking Bad Diaries Salon with Lynda Hallinan on Radio Live (scroll down to “The diary of a bookseller/regrets”).

About Bad Diaries Salon

Bad Diaries Salon

Bad Diaries Salon was established mid-2017 with a call out from Jenny Ackland on Twitter – were there any writers who still had their old, bad teenage diaries, and would they be prepared to read them live? The response was overwhelming. Result: four salons were held in 2017, and Bad Diaries Salon is back with a vengeance in 2018 with a Winter Salon series held in July, and more salons on the way.

Bad Diaries Salons features writers reading, to a theme, from their diaries and other unpublished juvenilia. Each salon is a unique combination of theme and readers, a performance that is raw, unedited, original and candid: the written word, rediscovered and shared.

There are more salons in the works, co-curated by Jenny Ackland and me. Follow Bad Diaries Salon on Twitter (@BadDiariesSalon) or Facebook, or check my Bad Diaries Salon posts.