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

Lunchtime Author Event: Dame Fiona Kidman

Join authors Dame Fiona Kidman and Redmer Yska in conversation, to mark the publication of Kidman's new novel 'This Mortal Boy'.

The Mapmakers' Race launch

Gecko Press and The Children’s Bookshop warmly invite you to the launch of The Mapmakers’ Race by Eirlys Hunter.

Kids' Lit Quiz: world final

Kids' Lit Quiz world final

NZ book launch: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for the New Zealand launch of her award-winning book, 'Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Fishing for Maui Book Launch

Come and celebrate the publication of Fishing for Maui by Isa Pearl Ritchie.

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation from her new book, the award-winning chronicle of her 28-day solo cycle through New Zealand.

Marlborough Book Festival 2018

The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual festival held to celebrate reading and writing.

Mary McCallum - XYZ of Happiness

XYZ of Happiness, a once in half-century poetry collection by our publisher Mary McCallum will be launched by publishing rangatira Roger Steele, with music by Mary’s band The Brooklyns. All welcome. Free event.

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation from her new award-winning book 'Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Lunchtime Event | Changing Gears by Sequoia Schmidt

Unity Books Wellington warmly welcomes you to hear Sequoia Schmidt talk about her new book,
Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join Hawkes Bay-born/US-based author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation of her award-winning book 'Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation of her award-winning book, 'Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road'.