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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August

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.

Women’s History in the Otago Museum Collection

Join historian Barbara Brookes and Otago Museum curators as they explore the history of New Zealand women in the museum’s collection.

Writers on Mondays: Best New Zealand Poems

Best New Zealand Poems 2017 for National Poetry Day

Levi's War

At 6pm, join Julie Thomas for a discussion about her new novel, the final
chapter in the Horowitz trilogy which began with The Keeper of Secrets and Rachel’s Legacy

Lunchtime Event - Chessie Henry 'We Can Make a Life'

Join Unity Books & Victoria University Press as Chessie Henry discusses her new memoir, 'We Can Build a Life: A Memoir of Family, Earthquakes & Courage' with Emily Perkins.

Island Time with Damon Salesa

What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific
Island nation?

Donovan Bixley on Tour

Donovan is hitting the road to promote 'How Māui Fished Up the North Island'. This is your chance to see Donovan in action – he’ll be drawing live, talking about his new book and signing copies.

Writers on Mondays : The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke

Tina Makereti in conversation with Lawrence Patchett

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

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

Karl Wolfskehl Poetry & Exile: Letters From NZ 1938–1948 - Dr Nelson Wattie

In the final of the L’Dor Va Dor speaker series join Unity Books and Dr Nelson Wattie as he discusses his most recent book 'Karl Wolfskehl. Poetry and Exile - Letters from New Zealand 1938 - 1948' at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.