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!
A fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages
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.
Golden Bay Live Poets is celebrating Bob Dylan's birthday at the Mussel Inn with the help of Nelson musician Monty Bevins.
Celebrate the NZ launch of Freelove (2018 revised edition) with award winning author, Sia Figiel.
Literature and music come together in this unique concert.
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.
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.
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.
A poetry reading to celebrate the release of Winter Eyes by Harry Ricketts.
The finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults are announced.
Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand final
Puke Ariki is going all out with a tightly packed festival, super squished with fun. Celebrate the winter solstice in style with us!
Full programme out 28 May
Professor Lydia Wevers ONZM will be this year's speaker for the annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.
Kids' Lit Quiz world final
The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual festival held to celebrate reading and writing.
The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Children & Young Adults Book Awards will be announced at this ceremony.
'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.
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 .
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.
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.