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 Launch: Tinderbox by Megan Dunn

Please join us for the Wellington launch of Tinderbox by Megan Dunn, published by Galley Beggar Press. The event will take place in the City Gallery Shop (entry via Nikau courtyard). Megan will give a short reading, and there will be drinks.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2018

A festival featuring exciting events from across all Arts genres.

Same Same But Different

Taking place as part of the 2018 Auckland Pride Festival, New Zealand's LGBTI Writers' Festival is returning for 2018.

Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers' Day is an occasion to celebrate libraries and librarians.

Launch of Social Investment: A New Zealand Policy Experiment

You are warmly invited to join us to celebrate the launch of Social Investment: A New Zealand Policy Experiment, edited by Jonathan Boston and Derek Gill.

Golden Bay Live Poets presents UK spoken word artist RikTheMost

Internationally touring spoken word artist RikTheMost will perform at the Mussel Inn in Golden Bay. He has performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America and Finland and won numerous Poetry Slams. Local harmonic percussive guitarist Benjamin Embers will open the evening at 8pm.

He Whakaputanga/The Declaration on Independence: A Panel Discussion

In this conversation, Dame Claudia Orange and Morgan Godfery will discuss He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi with chair Carwyn Jones. Speaking to the history of these documents over nearly two centuries, the panel will also reflect on their significance in twenty-first century New Zealand.

Meet author Emma Stevens

NZ author Emma Stevens will talk about her amazing life and adventures in remote "bush Alaska".

Launch - After Alexander: The Legacy of a Son by Jan Pryor

Unity Books warmly invites you to the launch of 'After Alexander: Legacy of a Son' by Jan Pryor.

The 2018 Kāpiti Writers' Retreat

The 2018 Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat
23-25 February 2017
Kāpiti Coast, New Zealand

Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for writers that encompasses intensive morning workshops, lively afternoon discussions led by six established New Zealand writers–Airini Beautrais, Anahera Gildea, Pip Adam, Rajorshi Chakraborti, Queenie Rikihana-Hyland and Victor Rodger. You'll find space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work. Find out more here:

True (Publishing) Stories

A panel of Wellington writers tell short, sharp, true stories of how they got published.

Launch - Tane’s War by Brendaniel Weir

Cloud Ink Press and Unity Books warmly welcome you to the launch of Tane’s War by Brendaniel Weir