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!
Based in Invercargill, the Southland Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of the very best in arts and culture.
Join Unity Books & Makaro Press for the launch of
NO ONE HOME: A BOYHOOD MEMOIR IN LETTERS AND POEMS
by Keith Westwater
Golden Bay Live Poets honours Gordon Challis who passed away this year on March 3rd.
Sam Hunt acknowledges him as a major influence; Bill Manhire included his poem ‘Walking An Imaginary Dog’ in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems; and Robert Bly commends his Spanish translation work.
His poetry has been featured in the NZ Listener, Landfall, the Times Literary Supplement and the Manchester Guardian, among others, as well as being included in many anthologies.
Join us to launch Gordon's last Spanish translation collection of poetry.
Peter Wells discusses 'Dear Oliver' with Unity Books manager Tilly Lloyd
In this workshop with acclaimed Samoan writer Sia Figiel, the physical and metaphysical merge as the ancient Samoan concept of su’ifefiloi, or sewing of garlands is used to bridge oral storytelling to the act of creative writing.
A fun, crafty activity children will love. Free event. Booking recommended.
Register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
An exceptional opportunity for an in-depth workshop with one of NZ's most successful children's authors.
All details at www.creativematakana.nz
A creative writing retreat from 11-14 May 2018 with award-winning Australian novelist Jesse Blackadder focused on transforming the essence of a fact (whether it be something in your own life, or a moment in history) into a compelling narrative.
Poet Therese Lloyd presenting her new book, The Facts, and art critic Anthony Byrt in conversation with gallery director Scott Lawrie
A Book Town is a small rural town or village, close to major cities, in which second-hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Most Book Towns have developed in villages of historic interest or of scenic beauty. Their residents set up events around books - selling them, writing, reading, illustrating, printing, making and publishing them.
Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival invites you to the launch of
Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women by Barbara Else
Every year AWF stage over 180 public events, gathering together 200 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
A glittering ceremony to honour the finalists and announce the winners of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Good political poems are nearly as hard to write as a love poem, but passion fuels them both. Join Terese Svoboda in this one-day workshop as part of her visit to Aotearoa.
A fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages
Final day to submit for funding or to register to hold your own Phantom Billstickers Poetry Day event. Last year’s packed programme featured nearly 120 dynamic events, workshops and competitions, featuring acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers, and poetry enthusiasts.
The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair is a very popular fundraising event for the Blue Dragon Children's Centre in Vietnam to support its work in providing education and training for kids in crisis in Vietnam.
The finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults are announced.
Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand final
Professor Lydia Wevers ONZM will be this year's speaker for the annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.
Kids' Lit Quiz world final
The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual festival held to celebrate reading and writing.
The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Children & Young Adults Book Awards will be announced at this ceremony.
'When Love Comes to Town' - the annual conference of romance writers of New Zealand.
The largest literary event in the South Island is back for 2018.
Going West Festival - an intimate experience with New Zealand's best and most loved writers and thinkers.
A creative writing retreat with Elizabeth Knox, one of New Zealand's leading authors, who will provide strategies for the creation of whole, real-seeming worlds in fiction. This retreat will be beneficial to novelists, and writers for film and television. It will encourage you to be shrewder, more flexible, confident and daring storytellers.
The Hawke's Bay Arts Festival features events from across a wide range of artistic disciplines.
A series of events with writers presenting, reading and discussing their work with Hawkes Bay readers, designed to inform, entertain and inspire.
Since 2014, LitCrawl has taken place with the aim of taking literature to the streets of Wellington and celebrating emerging and established literary voices.
The NZ Book Festival is an annual event for independently published New Zealand authors to come together and share their books with readers and meet other authors and publishing industry professionals.