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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Book Night 2018

A fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages

Deadline for National Poetry Day event registration/seeding funding applications

Final day to submit for funding or to register to hold your own Phantom Billstickers Poetry Day event. Last year’s packed programme featured nearly 120 dynamic events, workshops and competitions, featuring acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers, and poetry enthusiasts.

Bob Dylan's Birthday Open Mic with Monty Bevins at Golden Bay Live Poets

Golden Bay Live Poets is celebrating Bob Dylan's birthday at the Mussel Inn with the help of Nelson musician Monty Bevins.

Sia Figiel's FREELOVE Book Launch

Celebrate the NZ launch of Freelove (2018 revised edition) with award winning author, Sia Figiel.

Closed to Public

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & STROMA

Literature and music come together in this unique concert.

Blue Dragon Book Fair

The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair is a very popular fundraising event for the Blue Dragon Children's Centre in Vietnam to support its work in providing education and training for kids in crisis in Vietnam.

Turning the Page: NZSA Auckland Branch AGM workshops

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is holding its AGM in Auckland this year, Saturday May 26 10am. The Auckland Branch is hosting this year and has prepared a series of workshops on various aspects of the writing craft for the afternoon.

The Expatriates – Martin Edmond in conversation with Jane Parkin

Martin Edmond will read from The Expatriates at Wellington City Gallery, 6pm Monday 28 May. Following the reading, Martin Edmond and editor Jane Parkin will discuss the multiple worlds of ‘home’ and ‘away’ explored in The Expatriates.

Winter Eyes Poetry Reading

A poetry reading to celebrate the release of Winter Eyes by Harry Ricketts.