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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Launch | Carl Shuker 'A Mistake'

Join Unity Books and Victoria University Press for the launch of 'A Mistake' by Carl Shuker.

Author discussion with Kathryn Mannix

Unity Books will be joining HarperCollins NZ and Mary Potter hospice as Dr Kathryn Mannix speaks about her book With The End In Mind and her work as a leading palliative care doctor.

Launch | Jared Davidson 'Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920'

Unity Books & Otago University Press warmly invite you to the launch of 'Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920' by Jared Davidson. All welcome!

Talking books with Jacinda Ardern

Join us to hear Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talk about her love of books and the importance of reading and literature at a unique fundraising event for Katherine Mansfield House & Garden.

Gregory Kan & Sugar Magnolia Wilson | Double Poetry Launch

Join Unity Books and Auckland University Press for the double launch of
'Because a Woman’s Heart is Like a Needle at the Bottom of the Ocean' by Sugar Magnolia Wilson AND 'Under Glass' by Gregory Kan. All welcome!

Lunchtime Event | Geoff Cochrane 'The Black and the White'

Join Unity Books & Victoria University Press as Geoff Cochrane discusses his latest poetry collection 'The Black and the White' with fellow author Carl Shuker.

Anne of Green Gables – A literal and literary pilgrimage

Join literary historian Cheryl Paget on a pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island, Canada, and sites connected with L M Montgomery’s and her famous character, Anne of Green Gables.

Launch | Samoan Queer Lives

Join Unity Books & Little Island Press for the launch of 'Samoan Queer Lives'. All welcome!

Qubyte book launch

Upper Hutt Library, Writers Plot bookshop and Cat Connor invite you to celebrate the launch of Cat Connor's 10th byte novel, Qubyte.

Not only is it the 10th book but it's also Cat's tenth year as a published crime novelist (which means Killerbyte is ten!!).

Lunchtime Event | Truthteller by Stephen Davis

Unity Books & Exisle Publishing warmly invite you to hear Stephen Davis discuss his new book, ‘Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News & Conspiracy Theories’

Editing your Creative Writing - one day workshop

A one day editing workshop for adults. Bring a piece of your writing to work on.

Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day 2019

The Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day is Storylines’ annual celebration of New Zealand’s authors, their books and achievements. It is held in Auckland each year on the weekend closest to International Children’s Book Day, 2 April - Hans Christian Andersen's birthday.