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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Meet kikki.K Founder, Kristina Karlsson

To celebrate the launch of Dream Life and her debut book ‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’, kikki.k Founder, Kristina Karlsson will be joined by Dr. Tererai Trent – Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest at our Lambton Quay store for a book signing event.

The BIG Mid-Spring Write-In

Love to Write? Craving some focused writing time?
Or maybe you just want to get your creative groove back.
Join me for the BIG Mid-Spring Write-In - an inspiring one-day writing event that will motivate you to nail your writing goal - no matter how big or small.

Winter Series: Parihaka: Plunder and Aftermath – Dr Rachel Buchanan in Conversation with Hon Mahara Okeroa

‘Knowledge Beats Shame’

On 5 November 1881, over 1500 colonial troops and their Māori allies invaded the village of Parihaka near the Taranaki coast. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and rangatira Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi were jailed.

Join Taranaki kaumātua and Treaty negotiator Hon Mahara Okeroa (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa) and Dr Rachel Buchanan (Taranaki, Te Ātiawa), author of BWB Text Ko Taranaki Te Maunga, at the National Library for the anniversary of te pāhuatanga, the invasion of Parihaka.

LitCrawl Wellington 2018

Since 2014, LitCrawl has taken place with the aim of taking literature to the streets of Wellington and celebrating emerging and established literary voices.

In the Shadow of War

Featherston Booktown hosts an event to mark the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November, titled ‘In the Shadow of War’ which explores eminent historian, Paul Ham’s writings that “The victory of 1918 destroyed our civilisation. Nothing can make that worthwhile.”

NZ Book Festival 2018

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.

The Habit of Art

This workshop, co-taught by writer Pip Adam and visual artist Rebekah Rasmussen, is an opportunity to make visual art and then write.

Wham Bam Author Jam

An event for readers to discover the wonderful talent we have here in our very own backyard. With over 30 authors coming from around New Zealand and Australia, there's something for everyone!