Reni Eddo-Lodge is a UK writer and journalist. In 2014, The Guardian listed her as one of the 30 most exciting people under 30 in digital media. She has also been listed in Elle magazine's '100 Inspirational Women' list, and The Root's 30 black viral voices under 30. In 2014, Eddo-Lodge wrote a blog post about her frustration with the way discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised by this clear hunger for open discussion, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings and write a book, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Eddo-Lodge will appear in discussion with playwright Victor Rodger as part of Shifting Points of View, a series of events staged jointly by WORD Christchurch and the Christchurch Arts Festival.