Book events and opportunities for writers calendar

Our calendar is full of book events and opportunities for writers organised by bookish groups throughout Aotearoa. Whether it’s a festival, book launch, award, grant, poetry reading or live storytelling event, never miss a book event or writers' opportunity in your community again!

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July

Women’s History in the Te Papa Collection

Join historian Barbara Brookes and Te Papa curators Katie Cooper and Matariki Williams as they explore the history of New Zealand women through objects and artworks from the museum’s extensive collection.

Writers on Mondays: Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and free of charge.

Launch | Is it bedtime yet? by Emily Writes & friends

Come along and celebrate the launch of 'Is it bedtime yet?' by Emily Writes and friends

Tax Is Love - A Panel Discussion

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub inspired a flurry of think-pieces when he declared in a column for Stuff that ‘tax is love’. In this BWB Winter Series event Shamubeel will be joined by Lisa Marriott, Terry Baucher and chair David Hall to debate the nature of tax: is it love or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

Lunchtime Event - See No Evil: NZ's Betrayal of the People of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater

See No Evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand’s foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants.
In the 1950s New Zealand supported self-determination for the former Dutch colony, but in 1962 opted to back Indonesia as it took over the territory.

Writers on Mondays: Harry Ricketts

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and FREE of charge.

August

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Hamilton

On Wednesday 1 August, Hamilton will host a selection of the finalists of the 2018 New Zealand Awards for Children & Young Adults, ahead of the awards ceremony in Wellington on 8 August. ALL SCHOOL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND, BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

True Stories Told Live: Transformation

Join six Wellington poets for an evening of transformative storytelling.
The NZ Book Council's AGM will begin beforehand at 6pm. All welcome.

Writers on Mondays : Poetry Quartet

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and FREE of charge.

NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults ceremony in Wellington

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Children & Young Adults Book Awards will be announced at this ceremony.

Romance Writers of New Zealand 2018 Conference

'When Love Comes to Town' - the annual conference of romance writers of New Zealand.

Dear Essayist, I like your style

Are you interested in what's going on in the world of essays? Do you want to try to write an essay or develop it further? If this sounds like you, join Lynn Jenner in this two-day course happening in Waikanae on the Kāpiti Coast.

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The largest literary event in the South Island is back for 2018.