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!
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.
Join historian Barbara Brookes and Otago Museum curators as they explore the history of New Zealand women in the museum’s collection.
Best New Zealand Poems 2017 for National Poetry Day
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
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.
What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific
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.
Tina Makereti in conversation with Lawrence Patchett
The largest literary event in the South Island is back for 2018.
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.
Gigi Fenster and Megan Dunn in conversation with Emily Perkins
Unity Books will be hosting an in-store book signing with Helen Clark
for her new book, “Women, Equality, Power: Selected speeches from a life of leadership”. All welcome.
You are warmly invited to the launch of Parallel Lives: Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees, by Jennifer Andrewes.
Creative Writing students read their work in progress
Join Tina Makereti and friends as we launch her new novel The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke
Going West Festival - an intimate experience with New Zealand's best and most loved writers and thinkers.
Creative scriptwriting students direct their work in progress
THE NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM is the biennial event for writers run by THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN NZ INC) TE PUNI KAITUHI O AOTEAROA .
Creative scriptwriting work in progress directed by students
Creative writing students read their work in progress (2)
Whether you are writing short fiction, a novel, or a work of creative non-fiction there is always a way in which your story will want best to be told. Acclaimed New Zealand author Elizabeth Knox (The Vintner's Luck), will support you to find a clear direction for your story - and, along the way, you'll learn to become a shrewder, more flexible, confident and daring storyteller.
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.
An event for readers to discover the wonderful talent we have here in our very own backyard. With over 30 authors coming from around New Zealand and Australia, there's something for everyone!