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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Ladies' Litera-Tea

An afternoon of women's words, wit & wisdom served with a lavish afternoon tea. Tickets are $65 from The Women's Bookshop, 105 Ponsonby Rd. Buy online or phone +64 9 376 4399

Writers on Mondays : Feel the Heat with Gigi Fenster and Megan Dunn

Gigi Fenster and Megan Dunn in conversation with Emily Perkins

Helen Clark book signing: Women, Equality, Power

Unity Books will be hosting an in-store book signing with Helen Clark
for her new book, “Women, Equality, Power: Selected speeches from a life of leadership”. All welcome.

Launch of Parallel Lives: Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees

You are warmly invited to the launch of Parallel Lives: Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees, by Jennifer Andrewes.

Launch - Parallel Lives by Jennifer Andrewes

You are warmly invited to the launch of 'Parallel Lives: Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees' by Jennifer Andrewes.


An expo for all levels of learning from pre-school right up to tertiary and adult education. An opportunity to promote educational services and sell educational products.
Open to the public and will also be attended by many teachers/educators from the area.

False Divides: Lana Lopesi in conversation with Damon Salesa

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. For those Indigenous to the Pacific, the Moana was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism, however, has created false divides between islands and separated their peoples.

Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 1

Creative Writing students read their work in progress

Lunchtime Event - Word to the Wise by Mark Broatch

Join Unity Books Wellington as author Mark Broatch discusses his new book 'Word to the Wise: Untangling the Mix-Ups, Misuse & Myths of Language' with fellow author Catherine Robertson.

Ngā Tāngata Kōrero mō te Reo: True Stories Told Live

Come and celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with a night of storytelling, where writers and creatives share their personal journeys with te reo Māori on the theme of kia kaha te reo Māori.

The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke by Tina Makereti

Join Tina Makereti and friends as we launch her new novel The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke

Going West Books & Writers Festival

Going West Festival - an intimate experience with New Zealand's best and most loved writers and thinkers.

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 1

Creative scriptwriting students direct their work in progress

Philipa Werry 'Writing from War to Peace'

Philippa will describe her current writing project, based on her visit to Antarctica in 2016.

NZ Society of Authors National Writers Forum


Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 2

Creative scriptwriting work in progress directed by students

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 2

Short Sharp Script 2: Circa Theatre
More exciting work in progress from the second group of IIML scriptwriters, at Circa Theatre. This week the spotlight falls on work from Matasila Freshwater, Dylan Conen, Julia Ludbrook, and Ralph McCubbin Howell. Introduced by Ken Duncum.

From Luminous Moments to Island Time: The BWB Texts Story

Join Unity Books Wellington & Bridget Williams Books - BWB as publisher Tom Rennie and various BWB Texts authors discuss the publishing environment and the development of the series, which now numbers over fifty titles.

Celebrating Max Rashbrooke’s new book: Government for the Public Good

Join us at the National Library to celebrate Max Rashbrooke’s new book 'Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action', a fast-paced and globally informed defence of the role of government in delivering the public services that shape our lives.


BiblioHub is Depot Artspace’ inaugural celebration of Devonport’s rich literary community; its writers, writing collectives, readers clubs’, book outlets and bibliophiles .