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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May

An Evening with Jennifer Andrewes

Don't miss an engaging evening as author Jennifer Andrewes chats about the experience of trading her family's comfortable Wellington existence for life in a small French village.

Launch | From Strategy To Action by Alicia McKay

Join Unity Books Wellington to celebrate the launch of
'FROM STRATEGY TO ACTION: A Guide To Getting Shit Done In The Public Sector' by Alicia McKay

Neal Shusterman Book Signing

The Children’s Bookshop is hosting Neal Shusterman, a New York Times bestseller many times over.

Neal Shusterman Book Signing

The Children’s Bookshop is hosting Neal Shusterman, a New York Times bestseller many times over.

Autobiography in Creative Writing - 8 week course

An 8 week evening course for adults, Tuesdays 5.30-7.30. To book, go to www.cecwellington.ac.nz

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

As Aotearoa’s only UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin has quite the soft spot for the written word and its diverse practitioners. The fourth Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival is fast galloping towards us (9-12 May) and promises four days of terrific talk across 36 events, with a cast of over 60 participants.

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

A celebration of books and authors and very importantly, the readers of books. 4 days of events which include workshops, panel discussions, a train trip for the littlies and literary discussion and discourse of all kinds. The premier celebration of all things literary in Dunedin.

Featherston Booktown Festival

A weekend long celebration of the artefact of the book, writers, and challenging ideas for all the family, set in Featherston - a picturesque country town 50 minutes from Wellington. We have over 60 presenters and over 70 events throughout the weekend.

Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) Launch Party

Celebrate the launch of Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!) with children's author Swapna Haddow.

NZ Book Council's Annual General Meeting and True Stories Told Live event

NZ Book Council's Annual General Meeting and True Stories Told Live event. More info to to follow...