Events Calendar

Our calendar is full of events organised by bookish groups throughout Aotearoa. Whether it’s a festival, book launch, poetry reading or live storytelling event, never miss a book event in your community again!

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October

Write Like an Author - Auckland

Does your child love to write stories? Do they dream of being an author? Now they can learn how under the guidance of international award winning author Brian Falkner.

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 2 - Circa Theatre

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Stories from e-Tangata at the National Library, Wellington

The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders.

Explorer, Extraordinary: Journaling to Support Creative Process

Explorer, extraordinary is a workshop taught by Palmerston North writer and teacher, Helen Lehndorf on how journalling can support your creative process. Limited spaces. Find out more: http://kahini.org/explorer/

Write Like an Author - Wellington

Does your child love to write stories? Do they dream of being an author? Now they can learn how under the guidance of international award winning author Brian Falkner.

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme

Nelson Arts Festival 2017: Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme

Kokomai Creative Festival

Every second year, the Kokomai Creative Festival brings dozens of world-class events to the Wairarapa - from music, film and visual arts to theatre and comedy.

Book launch: My wide white bed by Trish Harris

Come celebrate the launch of this beautiful collection of poetry by Trish Harris, where hope and humour are never far away.

Ramble On

Ramble On: a celebration of walking, health and the outdoors. Book launch with artist Z. R. Southcombe and special guests.

Remembering Dave Gallaher: All Black & Soldier

Award winning Auckland author Matt Elliott will be talking about Dave Gallaher the original All Black Captain and one of our War Blacks.

Tauranga Arts Festival

A world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice.

Golden Bay Live Poets presents Elizabeth Smither

Golden Bay Live Poets presents first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate Elizabeth Smither, winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize, New Zealand’s most valuable poetry award.

Seraph Press book launch

The launch of two exciting new chapbooks with a French connection.

NZ Bookshop Day Xmas shopping trip

Readers taking a train trip together to Upper Hutt to buy truly uniquel Christmas presents in a special little book shop that stocks only Kiwi authors.

NZ Bookshop Day at Unity Books Wellington

Here’s to you, you good localists! Call in on Saturday 28th October and go in the draw to win a local book of your choice.
Visit at 11am to see Tom Scott as well!

The Whimsy Primsy Collection Book Launch

Jen Gibbs will be launching her collection of three Whimsy Primsy books.

HOW NOT TO STOP A KIDNAP PLOT Book Launch

Launch of Suzanne Main's sequel to her award-winning children's novel, How I Alienated My Grandma.