Apply for a visit

Find a Writer

Due to heavy demand for the Writers in Schools programme, the budget for subsidised visits has now been fully allocated for 2017. The Book Council can still contact authors on your behalf and make any related arrangements but would need to invoice your school for the full cost of the visit. For local authors this cost is likely to be between $300 and $400 for a full day visit.

We have over 200 of Aotearoa’s best novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, storytellers and illustrators registered as part of the Writers in Schools programme.

They span the length and breadth of the country, and our booking form matches your needs with a suitable guest.


  • Please, try and give a date range of at least two weeks

Writers Available

Rank up to three author choices before submitting your booking.

To learn more about these authors without losing this bookings page, visit our Writers Files.

  • Please select options to see writers

Submit your booking

If you would like to discuss your options, please call Kathryn Carmody on 04 801 5546.

We provide $100 worth of travel funding for your writer as part of your free half-day session, which covers a maximum travel radius of 40km from your school.