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!
The 2018 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat
23-25 February 2017
Kāpiti Coast, New Zealand
Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for writers that encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively afternoon discussions led by six established New Zealand writers–Airini Beautrais, Anahera Gildea, Pip Adam, Rajorshi Chakraborti, Queenie Rikihana-Hyland and Victor Rodger. You'll find space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work. Find out more here: http://www.kahini.org/the-2018-kapiti-writers-retreat/
Cloud Ink Press and Unity Books warmly welcome you to the launch of Tane’s War by Brendaniel Weir
Forty books have been selected for the 2018 longlist in the categories of fiction, illustrated non-fiction, general non-fiction, and poetry. Who will make the shortlist?
What will happen when an awkward outsider dives head first into the perilous seas of a beauty pageant? Miss Congeniality meets Roald Dahl in this amazing adventure full of blood, sweat and tans. Come and get swept away.
Winner – Best Writing, Melbourne Fringe
Winner - L'Apres Fringe Award, Montreal Fringe
Nominee - Best English Production, Montreal Fringe
Get up close and intimate with local and international stars for four days of fast-tracked, smart conversation from some of the world's best thinkers and talkers.
The World of Words is a site-wide programme at WOMAD created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.
Have you always loved writing but want to take it to the next level? This creative writing retreat for beginners will help you tune in - with mind, body and heart - to the source of your creative inspiration and practise some fundamental craft skills. You will get the space and support to create a new piece of work in the form of your choice - fiction, narrative non-fiction or poetry - or polish an existing small project (up to 1,000 words) .
Based in Invercargill, the Southland Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of the very best in arts and culture.
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.
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.
The winners of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards will be announced at this ceremony.
Professor Lydia Wevers ONZM will be this year's speaker for the annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.
The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual festival held to celebrate reading and writing.
'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.
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.