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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September

NZ Society of Authors National Writers Forum

THE NATIONAL WRITERS FORUM is the biennial event for writers run by THE NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS (PEN NZ INC) TE PUNI KAITUHI O AOTEAROA .

Philipa Werry 'Writing from War to Peace'

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

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 1

Creative scriptwriting students direct their work in progress

Going West Books & Writers Festival

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

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

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.

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.

Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 1

Creative Writing students read their work in progress

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.

EDUCATION EXPO TAURANGA

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.

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.

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.

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

Gigi Fenster and Megan Dunn in conversation with Emily Perkins

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

Dante's Heaven, Poetry Reading and Book Launch

NZ poet and writer Janet Riemenschneider-Kemp (formerly known as Jan Kemp), will read poems from her book Dante's Heaven

Antibiotic Resistance: Siouxsie Wiles in Wellington, chaired by Veronika Meduna

In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 1 - Circa Theatre

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Iain Sharp at Golden Bay Live Poets

Golden Bay Live Poets presents Iain Sharp at the Mussel Inn. Former editor of Landfall literary magazine, Iain Sharp has published five poetry books and appeared in Essential New Zealand Poems and other anthologies.

The linguistic landscape of English-Spanish Dual Language Picturebooks

How do you place text for two languages in a single bilingual children’s picturebook?

Antibiotic Resistance: Siouxsie Wiles in Christchurch

In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 2

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Tutae Patu Lagoon Walking Tour

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 1

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Peter Garrett: Big Blue Sky

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Depends What You Mean By Extremist

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Manawatu Writers' Festival 

A celebration of writing and writers. This is the first Manawatu Writers' Festival.

'The 9th Floor' at Te Papa

Join Guyon Espiner and Tim Watkin to mark the publication of 'The 9th Floor: Conversations with five New Zealand Prime Ministers'.

Going West Festival

Join some of the country’s best known writers of books, songs, film and theatre at the 22nd Going West Books and Writers Festival this September!

New Zealand Young Writers Festival

Join some the country's most exciting young wordsmiths as they descend on Dunedin for 4 days of free events.

Madwomen in the attic

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Writers on Mondays: Victor Rodger and Friends

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Fight Like A Girl: Clementine Ford

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Things That Matter: Stories of Life and Death

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Tutae Patu Lagoon Walking Tour

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Fail Safe/Fail Better

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Dan Davin Short Story Conference

The conference is an opportunity to celebrate Southland-born author Dan Davin as one of the fathers of the modern New Zealand short story, and the development of the New Zealand short story to today.

August

Karl Wolfskehl Poetry & Exile: Letters From NZ 1938–1948 - Dr Nelson Wattie

In the final of the L’Dor Va Dor speaker series join Unity Books and Dr Nelson Wattie as he discusses his most recent book 'Karl Wolfskehl. Poetry and Exile - Letters from New Zealand 1938 - 1948' at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The largest literary event in the South Island is back for 2018.

The Broken Estate: Journalism in New Zealand

In the age of Trump, fake news and celebrity headlines, it is easy to despair about the future of journalism. Mel Bunce, author of upcoming BWB Text The Broken Estate: Journalism in New Zealand, will discuss the state of journalism in New Zealand and the solutions needed to ensure its future.

Writers on Mondays : The Imaginary Lives of James Pōneke

Tina Makereti in conversation with Lawrence Patchett

Donovan Bixley on Tour

Donovan is hitting the road to promote 'How Māui Fished Up the North Island'. This is your chance to see Donovan in action – he’ll be drawing live, talking about his new book and signing copies.

Island Time with Damon Salesa

What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific
Island nation?

Lunchtime Event - Chessie Henry 'We Can Make a Life'

Join Unity Books & Victoria University Press as Chessie Henry discusses her new memoir, 'We Can Build a Life: A Memoir of Family, Earthquakes & Courage' with Emily Perkins.

Levi's War

At 6pm, join Julie Thomas for a discussion about her new novel, the final
chapter in the Horowitz trilogy which began with The Keeper of Secrets and Rachel’s Legacy

Writers on Mondays: Best New Zealand Poems

Best New Zealand Poems 2017 for National Poetry Day

Women’s History in the Otago Museum Collection

Join historian Barbara Brookes and Otago Museum curators as they explore the history of New Zealand women in the museum’s collection.

Dear Essayist, I like your style

Are you interested in what's going on in the world of essays? Do you want to try to write an essay or develop it further? If this sounds like you, join Lynn Jenner in this two-day course happening in Waikanae on the Kāpiti Coast.

Lunchtime Event - To the Mountains

Unity Books and Otago University Press invite you to a lunchtime book event with Laurence Fearnley and Paul Hersey, editors of To the Mountains, as they discuss their book with fellow author Shaun Barnett (Tramping: A New Zealand History & Tramping In New Zealand).

Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing

Join Unity Books Wellington & Te Papa Press for the launch of Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon & Sébastien Galliot.

A Matter of Fact – A Panel Discussion (Wellington)

Jess Berentson-Shaw, author of A Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World (BWB Texts 2018), will be joined by Shaun Hendy and Emily Beausoleil to talk about how we can convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation, and talk effectively about contentious issues such as immunisation, the gender pay gap and climate change.

Writers on Mondays : Anna Jackson

Pasture and Flock: Anna Jackson

Wāhine Māori: Women Who Moved Us

Wāhine Māori: Women Who Moved Us will bring together Māori historians, curators, archivists and mokopuna for an afternoon of kōrero and waiata, including a live performance by musician Ria Hall, to celebrate the diverse history of mana wahine.

A Matter of Fact – A Panel Discussion (Auckland)

Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, author of A Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World (BWB Texts 2018), will be joined by Professors Shaun Hendy and Jennifer Curtin to explore how we can convincingly explain the difference between good information and misinformation, and talk effectively about contentious issues such as immunisation, the gender pay gap and climate change.

Romance Writers of New Zealand 2018 Conference

'When Love Comes to Town' - the annual conference of romance writers of New Zealand.

Celebrate Children’s Books in Wellington

Unity Books Wellington welcomes you to hear publishers and writers (Gecko Press, Escalator Press, Wardini Books, Gareth Ward...) of titles shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults discuss what they like about each other’s books.

NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults ceremony in Wellington

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Children & Young Adults Book Awards will be announced at this ceremony.

Writers on Mondays : Poetry Quartet

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and FREE of charge.

True Stories Told Live: Transformation

Join six Wellington poets for an evening of transformative storytelling.
The NZ Book Council's AGM will begin beforehand at 6pm. All welcome.

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults - Hamilton

On Wednesday 1 August, Hamilton will host a selection of the finalists of the 2018 New Zealand Awards for Children & Young Adults, ahead of the awards ceremony in Wellington on 8 August. ALL SCHOOL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND, BUT BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Writers on Mondays: The Fuse Box

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

The e-Tangata Storytellers

The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders.

Author Event

Enjoy afternoon tea and listen to award winning author speak about her latest novel The Nam Legacy.

Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Be transported to a world of Spoken Word art and celebrate National Poetry Day at Puke Ariki Library with an Open Mic Night!

Vincent O'Malley in conversation with Philip Matthews

Vincent O'Malley discusses his monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh

On National Poetry Day 2017, please join us in celebrating the launch of Selina Tusitala Marsh's new poetry collection, Tightrope.

National Poetry Day 2017

A celebration of National Poetry Day 2017 at East Coast Bays Library

Writers on Mondays: Best New Zealand Poems 2016

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi – and their Signatories

Talking with Mihingarangi Forbes, Dr Aroha Harris, Dame Claudia Orange and Morgan Godfery discuss the significance of these two New Zealand documents – and the people who signed them.

Author Event

A chance to meet the author of New Zealand story, The Nam Legacy.

Books, Magic and Literary Stars

Romance Writers of NZ Conference 2017

We welcome anyone to register - you don’t have to be an RWNZ member. Whether you’re a fledgling writer or a publishing megastar, we guarantee you’ll come away with fresh ideas, hot tips, new friends, and fizzing with motivation!

Siouxsie Wiles in conversation with Damian Christie

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine.

Max Harris in Nelson, chaired by Stella Chrysostomou

Max Harris in Nelson, chaired by Stella Chrysostomou

Taranaki Arts Festival: Words in the Libri Lounge

This literary programme features an inspiring line-up of leading storytellers from around New Zealand. Enjoy the ambience of the Libri Lounge, located in New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace, as they discuss their work and give exclusive insights into what drives them.

Catherine Lea Author Talk

Auckland author Catherine Lea will be giving a talk at East Coast Bays Library as part of our regular monthly Tea & Topics session.

Writers on Mondays: Hopeful Animals

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Storytime + Press Conference

Wellington Central Library is hosting a fantabulous story time series featuring finalists from the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

The Politics of Womanhood

Journalist Leonie Hayden chairs a lively discussion about women’s lives today… and in the past.

Max Harris in Carterton, chaired by Charlotte Macdonald

Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion, starting conversations, and confronting the challenges ahead.

Ink Spots and Twisty Plots Family Day

Celebrating the wonder of children’s books. A great day out for writers, for readers, for sketchers, for dreamers.

CAGING SKIES by Desiree Gezentsvey - World Premiere - Circa Theatre

Written by award-winning NZ playwright Desiree Gezentsvey, based on the award-nominated novel by NZ author Christine Leunens, Caging Skies is a hauntingly powerful play following Johannes, a zealous member of the Vienna Hitler Youth, as he discovers a fateful secret – his family is hiding a young Jewish woman, Elsa, in their home. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that blurs the lines between the captive and the free, the victorious and the defeated, as the horrors of the war unfold around them and each must find a way to survive.

Max Harris in Hawke's Bay

Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion, starting conversations, and confronting the challenges ahead.

American Connections

Please join us for a special evening reading, welcoming distinguished US poet and essayist Marianne Boruch to Auckland.

Max Harris in conversation with Mark Peters

Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion, starting conversations, and confronting the challenges ahead.

Book launch: A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave

Scorpio Books and Upstart Press warmly invite you to the launch of Paul Cleave’s new crime novel, A Killer Harvest.

Max Harris in conversation with Kingi Snelgar, chaired by Carol Hirschfeld

Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion, starting conversations, and confronting the challenges ahead.

Writers on Mondays: Poetry Quartet - Louise Wallace, Hannah Mettner, Maria McMillan & Airini Beautrais

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Max Harris in conversation with Emmy Rākete and Anthony Byrt

Max Harris’s The New Zealand Project puts forward a vision for deepening our political discussion, starting conversations, and confronting the challenges ahead.

Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds

Join authors Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins in conversation with Hirini Kaa as they explore the action-packed life of Tuai.

DCM Bookfair 2017

The Bookfair is the largest of its kind in Wellington, and as DCM's major fundraiser of the year essential to the on-going success of the work that we do to end homelessness in Wellington.

A Doll's House

​Compelling, contemporary and critically-acclaimed

Bill English Opens the Books

A Katherine Mansfield House and Garden fundraising event.

Hamilton Book Month

Hamilton Book Month is on again in August with 20 events (up from 13 in 2017).

July

Writers on Mondays: Harry Ricketts

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and FREE of charge.

Lunchtime Event - See No Evil: NZ's Betrayal of the People of West Papua by Maire Leadbeater

See No Evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand’s foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants.
In the 1950s New Zealand supported self-determination for the former Dutch colony, but in 1962 opted to back Indonesia as it took over the territory.

Tax Is Love - A Panel Discussion

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub inspired a flurry of think-pieces when he declared in a column for Stuff that ‘tax is love’. In this BWB Winter Series event Shamubeel will be joined by Lisa Marriott, Terry Baucher and chair David Hall to debate the nature of tax: is it love or is it theft? Come along, hear the discussion, and make up your own mind.

Launch | Is it bedtime yet? by Emily Writes & friends

Come along and celebrate the launch of 'Is it bedtime yet?' by Emily Writes and friends

Writers on Mondays: Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. These events are open to the public and free of charge.

Women’s History in the Te Papa Collection

Join historian Barbara Brookes and Te Papa curators Katie Cooper and Matariki Williams as they explore the history of New Zealand women through objects and artworks from the museum’s extensive collection.

UK Spoken Word Artist RikTheMost

RikTheMost has performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America and Finland and is currently touring NZ.

A well-known figure on the UK spoken word scene, Rik has won numerous Poetry Slams, including in Melbourne where they qualified to represent Australia in their first ever national slam team at the American National Poetry Slam Finals in Denver last year.

Please note: This Live Poets Special has a $10 entry fee. Get there early to get a seat!

Benjamin Em will open the evening with harmonic percussive guitar. A musician, poet and novelist from the coldest corner of NZ, Benjamin is currently working on his second album.

Fair Borders? Migration: A Panel Discussion (Auckland)

Join us for a panel discussion with BWB Texts Fair Borders? editor David Hall and contributors Andrew Chen, Arama Rata and Evelyn Marsters to discuss how New Zealand’s borders impact on its citizens, on recent immigrants, and on people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land.

UK Spoken Word Artist RikTheMost

A well-known figure on the UK spoken word scene, Rik has won numerous Poetry Slams, including in Melbourne where they qualified to represent Australia in their first ever national slam team at the American National Poetry Slam Finals in Denver last year. Rik has performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America and Finland and is currently touring NZ.

Book Launch: Tony Williams Goldsmith

You are warmly invited to celebrate the launch of 'Tony Williams Goldsmith'. Published by Tony Williams Gallery in association with Potton & Burton

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation of her award-winning book, 'Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Writers on Mondays: The Graphic World of Dylan Horrocks

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters and The Musuem of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
These events are open to the public and FREE of charge.

Launch of See No Evil – New Zealand's betrayal of the people of West Papua

See No Evil is a shocking account by one of New Zealand’s most respected authors on peace and Pacific issues, issuing a powerful call for a just and permanent solution – self-determination – for the people of West Papua.

Book Launch | Poūkahangatus & People From The Pit Stand Up

Join Unity Books Wellington & Victoria University Press for the double book launch of two stunning debut poetry collections – Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble and People From The Pit Stand Up by Sam Duckor-Jones.

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join Hawkes Bay-born/US-based author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation of her award-winning book 'Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Lunchtime Event | Changing Gears by Sequoia Schmidt

Unity Books Wellington warmly welcomes you to hear Sequoia Schmidt talk about her new book,
Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation from her new award-winning book 'Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Mary McCallum - XYZ of Happiness

XYZ of Happiness, a once in half-century poetry collection by our publisher Mary McCallum will be launched by publishing rangatira Roger Steele, with music by Mary’s band The Brooklyns. All welcome. Free event.

Island Time with Damon Salesa

What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation? Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.

Marlborough Book Festival 2018

The Marlborough Book Festival is an annual festival held to celebrate reading and writing.

Author Event: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for a presentation from her new book, the award-winning chronicle of her 28-day solo cycle through New Zealand.

Fishing for Maui Book Launch

Come and celebrate the publication of Fishing for Maui by Isa Pearl Ritchie.

NZ book launch: Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road by Sequoia Schmidt

Join author, adventurer and entrepreneur Sequoia Schmidt for the New Zealand launch of her award-winning book, 'Changing Gears: Ups & Downs on the New Zealand Road'.

Kids' Lit Quiz: world final

Kids' Lit Quiz world final

The Mapmakers' Race launch

Gecko Press and The Children’s Bookshop warmly invite you to the launch of The Mapmakers’ Race by Eirlys Hunter.

Lunchtime Author Event: Dame Fiona Kidman

Join authors Dame Fiona Kidman and Redmer Yska in conversation, to mark the publication of Kidman's new novel 'This Mortal Boy'.

Writers on Mondays: The Little Death of Self - Marianne Boruch

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Book launch: Colonial Gothic to Māori Renaissance: Essays in Memory of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Marlborough Book Festival

The Marlborough Book Festival is a weekend of wonderful authors, curious audiences and beautiful Marlborough locations.

Curiously Good Book Club Event: Reading-aloud!

Come to Porirua Library and learn how to be a a good reader-alouder! Demonstration and tips, with publisher Julia Marshall and friends.

Short Sharp Shock - Get a Kick Out of Flash Fiction

With flash fiction writers Eileen Merriman, Rachel J. Fenton and Trisha Hanifin and host Graeme Lay.

Writers on Mondays: Stella! Charlotte Wood in conversation with Emily Perkins

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Writers on Mondays: The Wish Child - Catherine Chidgey

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Golden Bay Live Poets

Golden Bay Live Poets presents Open Mic Poetry at the Mussel Inn with special guests Sacha Horton, Lisa Williams and Alice Williams.

Double book launch - 'Iceland' by Dominic Hoey and 'Alzheimer's and a spoon' by Liz Breslin

What’s better than a book launch? A double book launch. A double book launch with beer. A double book launch in Wanaka with beer brewed in Wanaka. Words by Liz Breslin and Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey. Books - a novel and some poems. Beer.

KIDSFEST: ZANY ZINES WORKSHOP

WORD Christchurch is hosting four great events during Kidsfest but the workshops are filling up fast! Kids can write their own fairytales, learn how to make their own zine, or come and hear all about bugs.

The Great Piratical Rumbustification

by MARGARET MAHY, adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY, songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

KIDSFEST: THE GENIUS OF BUGS

WORD Christchurch is hosting four great events during Kidsfest but the workshops are filling up fast! Kids can write their own fairytales, learn how to make their own zine, or come and hear all about bugs.

Writers on Mondays Special Event: Tell Me My Name

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

KIDSFEST: ONCE UPON A TIME 2

WORD Christchurch is hosting four great events during Kidsfest but the workshops are filling up fast! Kids can write their own fairytales, learn how to make their own zine, or come and hear all about bugs.

Beyond the Page

Welcome to the first ever Beyond the Page literary festival taking place 8-23 July 2017 at Libraries across Wellington and the Hutt Valley region.

June

100% Kiwi Business book signing

The 100% Kiwi Business book is based on interviews with 100 New Zealand business owners. Learn what’s working for Kiwi business owners, and the questions to ask, to unlock your own professional and personal success.

Fair Borders? Migration: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with BWB Texts 'Fair Borders?' contributors to discuss how New Zealand’s borders impact on its citizens, on recent immigrants, and on people who aren’t permitted to set foot on this land.

Friends of Turnbull Library Founder Centenary Lecture

Professor Lydia Wevers ONZM will be this year's speaker for the annual Friends of the Turnbull Library Founder Lecture.

ADLIB - Puke Ariki Library Festival

Puke Ariki is going all out with a tightly packed festival, super squished with fun. Celebrate the winter solstice in style with us!
Programme out now! http://adlib.pukeariki.com

Lunchtime Event | Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific

Come and hear John Dunmore, author of Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific, in conversation with Lydia Wevers.

Kids' Lit Quiz: NZ final

Kids' Lit Quiz New Zealand final

Shortlist announced for NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults

The finalists in the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults are announced.

Launch of The Ones Who Keep Quiet by David Howard

The Launch of The Ones Who Keep Quiet, a new poetry collection by David Howard, published by Otago University Press

Book Launch for The Nam Legacy

Join author Carole Brungar as she introduces us to her latest award winning book, The Nam Legacy.

She's back....the sequel to Kate and Caboodle is here

Jerri J. Pirc, author, and Jane C. Smith, illustrator, have again collaborated for a sequel. Kate and Caboodle In a splendidly blended tale is now available.

She's back....the sequel to Kate and Caboodle is here

Jerri J. Pirc, author, and Jane C. Smith, illustrator, have again collaborated for a sequel. Kate and Caboodle In a splendidly blended tale is now available.

'Libraries, Literacy & You' seminar day

Join us for a learning filled day of six sessions with engaging and expert speakers to support you, and your library or classroom.

Lōemis Winter Solstice Festival

For 7 days this winter, Lōemis observes the longest nights of the year with a hearty mix of feasts, theatre, astronomy, music, monstrous creatures at large, and a fiery waterfront procession.

Miniwings Book Launch

Book Launch for the first two Miniwings books by Sally Sutton

"The Big Show": Messines 1917

The week of the centenary of the Battle of Messines, Award winning Birkdale author Matt Elliott will present an assortment of eye-witness accounts, poems, paintings and photographs of the 1917 attack on Messines ridge.

The Worlds of Nalini Singh

Join Nelson Libraries to hear international writing sensation Nalini Singh.

Author Talk: Steve Braunias

Te Atatu Library is hosting local journalist and author Steve Braunias, to talk about his latest book “The Man Who Ate Lincoln Road”.

Breaking Ground

Two public and free Rehearsed Readings and one Artist Panel om Wellington, showcasing the work of creative natives from Australia, Hawai’i, New Zealand and the Pacific – all are welcome to attend and enjoy these free public events.

Murder in the Library - Tauranga

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Tauranga City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring three talented crime writers.

Jeremy Scott Author Talk

Meet author Jeremy Scott and hear his inspirational talk about his epic 52,000 kms bicycle ride from London to Auckland to raise money for the Heart Foundation, all because of a hole in his heart.

Founders Annual Book Fair

The Founders Annual Book Fair is a fundraiser for the park which runs for nine days each year starting on Queen's Birthday Weekend.

New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa Winter 2017 issue available

Issue 118 (Winter 2017) of New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa will be available from Friday 2 June.

LexiCon 2017 - The 38th NZ National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

A full weekend of panels, presentations, workshops, cosplay, gaming, and hanging out in the bar.

Murder in the Library - Nelson

The ​Ngaio Marsh Awards​, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Nelson Libraries, invites Top of the South booklovers to a thrilling event featuring three talented New Zealand crime writers.

Murder in the Library - Queenstown

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Queenstown Lakes District Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring two talented local writers.

May

Winter Eyes Poetry Reading

A poetry reading to celebrate the release of Winter Eyes by Harry Ricketts.

The Expatriates – Martin Edmond in conversation with Jane Parkin

Martin Edmond will read from The Expatriates at Wellington City Gallery, 6pm Monday 28 May. Following the reading, Martin Edmond and editor Jane Parkin will discuss the multiple worlds of ‘home’ and ‘away’ explored in The Expatriates.

Turning the Page: NZSA Auckland Branch AGM workshops

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa is holding its AGM in Auckland this year, Saturday May 26 10am. The Auckland Branch is hosting this year and has prepared a series of workshops on various aspects of the writing craft for the afternoon.

Blue Dragon Book Fair

The annual Blue Dragon Book Fair is a very popular fundraising event for the Blue Dragon Children's Centre in Vietnam to support its work in providing education and training for kids in crisis in Vietnam.

Closed to Public

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & STROMA

Literature and music come together in this unique concert.

Sia Figiel's FREELOVE Book Launch

Celebrate the NZ launch of Freelove (2018 revised edition) with award winning author, Sia Figiel.

Bob Dylan's Birthday Open Mic with Monty Bevins at Golden Bay Live Poets

Golden Bay Live Poets is celebrating Bob Dylan's birthday at the Mussel Inn with the help of Nelson musician Monty Bevins.

Deadline for National Poetry Day event registration/seeding funding applications

Final day to submit for funding or to register to hold your own Phantom Billstickers Poetry Day event. Last year’s packed programme featured nearly 120 dynamic events, workshops and competitions, featuring acclaimed poets, new voices, young writers, and poetry enthusiasts.

Book Night 2018

A fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages

OneTree House celebration

OneTree House launched in 2017 as a new children's publisher in New Zealand, and has a programme of 43 titles for 2018.
In March they won the BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children's Publisher - Oceania. This event celebrates that success and toasts the first 9 books released and all 2018 inaugural authors.

Awards Ceremony for the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel

The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel was made possible by generous sponsorship from Ann Hatherly and Andre Gifkins, partner and son of the late Michael Gifkins, and Text Publishing. It pays tribute to the support and encouragement Michael Gifkins gave to New Zealand writers throughout his career. The award gives the winning author a $10,000 advance and a publishing contract. The competition is open to previously published authors and new writers who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and is administered by the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc).

Out of almost 200 entries, three outstanding manuscripts have been chosen for the 2018 shortlist:
When Curlews Call by H. E. Crampton (Cairns and Nelson)
Caught Between by Jeannie McLean (Auckland)
Slaughter Weight by Ruby Porter (Auckland
This event, held as part of the Auckland Writers Festival, announces the winner.

Burn Notice: A workshop with Terese Svoboda

Good political poems are nearly as hard to write as a love poem, but passion fuels them both. Join Terese Svoboda in this one-day workshop as part of her visit to Aotearoa.

Nelson Live Poets

The next Nelson Live Poets session will take place on Tuesday May 15th at The On Inn, 335 Trafalgar Square East, at 7 30pm. Bring a poem to share or just enjoy the show. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To take part, simply sign up on the night. Koha entry.

2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards ceremony

A glittering ceremony to honour the finalists and announce the winners of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Auckland Writers Festival 2018

Every year AWF stage over 180 public events, gathering together 200 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

Book Launch for Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women by Barbara Else

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival invites you to the launch of
Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women by Barbara Else

4th Annual Featherston Booktown 11-13 May

A Book Town is a small rural town or village, close to major cities, in which second-hand and antiquarian bookshops are concentrated. Most Book Towns have developed in villages of historic interest or of scenic beauty. Their residents set up events around books - selling them, writing, reading, illustrating, printing, making and publishing them.

Creative Conversations

Poet Therese Lloyd presenting her new book, The Facts, and art critic Anthony Byrt in conversation with gallery director Scott Lawrie

Plant the Seed creative writing retreat with Dr Jesse Blackadder

A creative writing retreat from 11-14 May 2018 with award-winning Australian novelist Jesse Blackadder focused on transforming the essence of a fact (whether it be something in your own life, or a moment in history) into a compelling narrative.

Launch - Kate Duignan 'The New Ships'

Join Unity Books & Victoria University Press for the launch of Kate Duignan's new novel 'The New Ships'.

An Evening With Sia Figiel

Join internationally acclaimed Samoan writer Sia Figiel for a reading from her long awaited new novel Freelove, followed by questions and book signing.

Inside.Out Open Mic for Writers

Inside.Out Open Mic (est. 2012) is a popular monthly event where writers can read their work - poetry, flash, fiction, short story, creative non-fiction, performance poetry etc- at the open mic for up to 5 or 6 mins. There are excellent music guests each time, and word challenges with randomly-awarded chocolate bars and books. Simply add your name to the open mic sheet when you arrive. Everyone is welcome, to read or as audience.

5-day Workshop with Gavin Bishop

An exceptional opportunity for an in-depth workshop with one of NZ's most successful children's authors.
All details at www.creativematakana.nz

Create Your Book Workshop for children!

A fun, crafty activity children will love. Free event. Booking recommended.
Register at: [email protected]

Writing Garlands of Stories

In this workshop with acclaimed Samoan writer Sia Figiel, the physical and metaphysical merge as the ancient Samoan concept of su’ifefiloi, or sewing of garlands is used to bridge oral storytelling to the act of creative writing.

Lunchtime Event - Dear Oliver by Peter Wells

Peter Wells discusses 'Dear Oliver' with Unity Books manager Tilly Lloyd

Book Launch: 'Marlborough Man' by Alan Carter

Come meet award winning writer Alan Carter at Volume Books in Nelson.

Murder in the Library - Christchurch

​The Ngaio Marsh Awards​, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Christchurch City Libraries, invite booklovers to an event featuring four talented Canterbury authors.

Pieces of You - Book Launch

Auckland book launch and celebration of 'Pieces of You', the debut novel by Eileen Merriman.

Murder in the Library - Kapiti Coast

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring four talented local writers.

Three Days in the Country

Three Days in the Country is set on a beautiful Russian country estate where the arrival of a handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household.

Based on Ivan Turgenev’s passionate, moving comedy, A Month in the Country which has been a source of inspiration for TV, films, a ballet, and the plays of Chekhov. Patrick Marbers interpretation is a witty and elegant update on this Russian classic.

Over three adventure-filled summer days, this new arrival bestows lessons in love for young and old alike: first love and forbidden love, ridiculous love, maternal love, platonic love, the love left unsaid… and the love which must win out!

Murder in the Library - Lower Hutt #2

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring four talented local writers.

Zeustian Logic Launch at Space Place

"Zeustian Logic", by Sabrina Malcolm, will be launched at Space Place, with a lights show of the constellations featured in the book, an educational tour, and miscellaneous spacey activities...

Murder in the Library - Waitakere

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Libraries, invite Auckland booklovers to an event featuring three talented local crime writers.

Bruce Finds A Home Kickstarter Launch

Dunedin’s most famous cat is about to become even more so with his very own illustrated children's book - and you're invited to his Kickstarter launch!

Murder in the Library - Ōtāhuhu

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Auckland Libraries, invite South Auckland booklovers to a free event featuring a diverse panel of four talented local crime writers.

Book Night - Nelson event

Join us on Tuesday 23 May at 6pm at the Elma Turner Library in Nelson for another 'read-in' as part of this year's Book Discussion Scheme's Book Night.

Book Night

Book Night is a fun nationwide reading event for people of all ages, run by Book Discussion Scheme.

SPORT 45 - reading & launch

The editors warmly invite you a celebration of and readings from SPORT 45 at Vic Books Kelburn.

Chris Kraus: Multiple Perspectives

Author and artist Chris Kraus returns to Wellington for a one-off, intimate conversation about her life and work.

Blue Dragon book fair

A book fair will be held in the Ngaio Town Hall from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 20 May as a fundraiser for the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Michael King Memorial Lecture: A new politics for New Zealand

In this year’s Michael King Memorial Lecture, Max Harris calls for a strategic intervention – inspired by the tenets of care, community and creativity in an Aotearoa New Zealand context, and driven by the imagination and impatience of the young to create a better country.

Anne Enright: Beyond the Green Road

WORD CHCH are delighted to close their Autumn Season with one of the most electrifying novelists writing in English today.

Book launch: Five Strings by Apirana Taylor

Anahera Press warmly invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of Apirana Taylor’s new novel, Five Strings. All welcome.

The Emma Press - Leanne Radojkovich Book Launch

As part of the Auckland Writers' Festival, the Emma Press warmly invites readers to the launch of First Fox, a short story collection by Auckland writer Leanne Radojkovich. All welcome.

James Gleick: Time Travel

When Stephen Hawking once famously held a cocktail party for time travellers and nobody showed up, he said it proved time travel was not possible. But is it?

An Evening With Ivan Coyote

The hit of the 2016 WORD Christchurch Festival is back!

Auckland Writers Festival

Every year AWF stages over 140 public events, gathering together 160 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 24,000 festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

Book Launch: Heloise by Mandy Hager

You are warmly invited to celebrate the publication of Mandy Hager's new historical novel for adults Heloise at Unity Books Wellington.

Stella Duffy: In Dame Ngaio’s Footsteps

Stella Duffy has the great distinction of being asked to complete Dame Ngaio Marsh's unfinished novel Money in the Morgue.

A. N. Wilson: Bringing History to Life

A. N. Wilson is one of the most respected historians and biographers of our time

Ian Rankin: Writing Rebus

30 years since he brought the detective to life, Ian Rankin is back with another Rebus mystery, Rather Be the Devil, a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries.

Ivan Coyote

In Wellington for one-night only, Ivan gives a live performance followed by a discussion of their life and work.

Selina Tusitala Marsh - Tala Tusi: The Teller is the Tale

The Samoan word ‘Tusitala’ means ‘storyteller’ – but what about its inverse, ‘tala tusi’, where the ‘teller is the tale?’

Featherston Booktown festival

Booktowns are an international phenomenon, celebrating books, from their stories through to their paper, glue and ink.

Glenn Colquhoun: Creative Writing Workshop

Creative writing workshop with one of our finest poets. (A Dunedin Writers & Reads Festival event)

Pirate Sessions #1: Songwriters

Curated by Pirate & Queen, a musical event celebrating Dunedin's most intriguingly successful songwriters.

Word Balm

Panel discussion on the topic of what literature can do for medicine. (A Dunedin Writers & Reads Festival event.)

Book launch | Manifesto Aotearoa: 101 Political Poems

Join Otago University Press to celebrate the launch of Manifesto Aotearoa at the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Chain Reaction: book launch

A group book launch to celebrate a goodly crop of new publications. (A Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival event.)

The Hope Fault: mapping families and faultlines through fiction

Tracy Farr and Simon Nathan discuss the ideas, inspiration, maps and geology behind Tracy's new novel, The Hope Fault.

Poets on Place

How is poetry informed by a sense of place? (Dunedin Writers & Reads Festival event)

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

The Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival has literary riches lined up for you this May.

Murder He Wrote

Former NZ Police Detective Simon Wyatt talks about his debut crime novel The Student Body at Waitakere Central Library.

ComicFest 2017

Love comics? Come along to ComicFest 2017, Saturday May the 6th at the Wellington Central library.

Sequoia Schmidt: Journey of Heart

Join author, entrepreneur and adventurer Sequoia Schmidt for a special Q&A and a reading from her autobiography Journey of Heart: A sojourn to K2.

Murder in the Library - Lower Hutt

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring three talented local crime writers.

April

Golden Bay Live Poets presents a tribute to Gordon Challis

Golden Bay Live Poets honours Gordon Challis who passed away this year on March 3rd.

Sam Hunt acknowledges him as a major influence; Bill Manhire included his poem ‘Walking An Imaginary Dog’ in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems; and Robert Bly commends his Spanish translation work.

His poetry has been featured in the NZ Listener, Landfall, the Times Literary Supplement and the Manchester Guardian, among others, as well as being included in many anthologies.

Join us to launch Gordon's last Spanish translation collection of poetry.

Launch | No One Home by Keith Westwater

Join Unity Books & Makaro Press for the launch of
NO ONE HOME: A BOYHOOD MEMOIR IN LETTERS AND POEMS
by Keith Westwater

Southland Arts Festival 2018

Based in Invercargill, the Southland Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of the very best in arts and culture.

Launch | Realising the Potential of Driverless Vehicles by Michael Cameron

Join Unity Books Wellington for the launch of
REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF DRIVERLESS VEHICLES:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LAW REFORMS
by Michael Cameron

Launch - Song for Rosaleen by Pip Desmond

Hastings War Memorial Library and Massey University Press invite you to the launch of Song for Rosaleen: Losing and finding a mother in dementia

Launch | Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War by Arthur Tompkins | In-store Tuesday 17th April, 6-7:30pm

Plundering Beauty: A History of Art Crime During War charts the crucial milestones of art crimes spanning two thousand years.

Our Creative Future – How bright does it look?

Tom Hill (Copyright Licensing NZ) gives the rundown on "Our Creative Future – How bright does it look?", following NZ Society of Authors Wellington Branch AGM for 2018.

Make Her Praises Heard Afar: New Zealand women overseas in World War One

Join author Jane Tolerton for a talk on her latest book Make Her Praises Heard Afar about the women (doctors, nurses and volunteers) who cared for soldiers in 1915 in Egypt and Malta, and those who worked with the New Zealand War Contingent Association in Britain.

Launch - Song for Rosaleen by Pip Desmond

Unity Books Wellington & Massey University Press warmly invite you to the launch of 'Song for Rosaleen' by Pip Desmond.

Launch - Nicky Pellegrino 'A Year at Hotel Gondola'

Join Unity Books Wellington & Hachette NZ for the launch of Nicky Pellegrino's new book 'A Year at Hotel Gondola'.

Dance & Write: A workshop with Ingrid Kolle

In this workshop we will let movement free our bodies and words dance on the page. You will learn practical and magical ways to inspire your writing and hone your dance.

Murder in the Library

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring four talented and acclaimed Wellington writers.

2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Annaleese Jochems, Jennifer Lane, and Kirsten McDougall will discuss how they create memorable characters, craft page-turning plotlines, and infuse their exciting storytelling with real-life issues. Ockham Awards shortlisted author Brannavan Gnanalingam will prosecute the offenders.

Stretch Yourself Writers' Retreat

Have you always loved writing but want to take it to the next level? This creative writing retreat for beginners will help you tune in - with mind, body and heart - to the source of your creative inspiration and practise some fundamental craft skills. You will get the space and support to create a new piece of work in the form of your choice - fiction, narrative non-fiction or poetry - or polish an existing small project (up to 1,000 words) .

Murder in the Library

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring four talented and acclaimed Wellington writers.

2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Annaleese Jochems, Jennifer Lane, and Kirsten McDougall will discuss how they create memorable characters, craft page-turning plotlines, and infuse their exciting storytelling with real-life issues. Ockham Awards shortlisted author Brannavan Gnanalingam will prosecute the offenders.

Launch | Towards Democratic Renewal by Geoffrey Palmer & Andrew Butler and In Search of Consensus by Elizabeth McLeay

Victoria University Press warmly invites you to the launch of two important new books 'Towards Democratic Renewal' by Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler and 'In Search of Consensus' by Elizabeth McLeay.

Appetites readers' and writers' evening at Brooklyn Primary School, Wgtn

Brooklyn Primary School's Readers and Writers event Appetites; an entertaining evening featuring local authors talking about their passions and their writing. The Appetites theme is not restricted to food; it could be the author’s hunger for life, poetry, disruptive characters or whatever they choose to speak about.

Poetry in Motion Wellington feat. Ben Fagan - 'Some Traveller' Book Launch

Fresh off his first tour of the UK, performance poet Ben Fagan is launching his new book 'Some Traveller' at Poetry in Motion's April event.

Author talk: murder he wrote

Former Detective Simon Wyatt talks about his debut crime novel, The Student Body, at Birkenhead Library

In Conversation: Frankie McMillan & Kevin Ireland

As part of Anzac commemorations, Frankie McMillan and Kevin Ireland are in conversation to read and discuss poetry relating to war.

Book Launch: Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matarki

Book launch for Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matarki by June Pitman-Hayes and Kat Merewether hosted by Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop and Scholastic New Zealand.

Book Launch: Black Faggot and other plays by Victor Rodger

Celebrate the launch of Black Faggot and other plays by Victor Rodger at Te Hau Kainga, 274 Taranaki St, Wellington

Rule of Law – Winton Higgins in Conversation with Sir Anand Satyanand

Author Winton Higgins will be in conversation at Unity Books about his new novel, Rule of Law, with Sir Anand Satyanand

Wellington launch of 'Night Burns with a White Fire - The Essential Lauris Edmond

Tinui - The Last Post

BMS Books Ltd invites you to the launch of Tinui - The Last Post by Michelle O’Connell at the Masterton Public Library

The Politics of Loss: Andrew Dean in conversation with Tom Rennie

Andrew Dean talks with BWB Texts publisher Tom Rennie about what nostalgia is doing to our contemporary politics at Scorpio Books, Christchurch.

The Politics of Loss: Andrew Dean in conversation with Tom Rennie (Wellington)

Andrew Dean talks with BWB Texts publisher Tom Rennie about what nostalgia is doing to our contemporary politics at Vic Books, Kelburn.

Book launch: three new books by three celebrated VUP writers

Victoria University Press warmly invite you to a reading from three new books by three celebrated VUP writers

La Basse-Ville 1917: New Zealand Voices from Flanders Fields with Dominique Cooreman

​Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in a 12-year quest to bring understanding and closure to the families of the more than 1000 Kiwi men killed in a small hamlet called La Basse-Ville in 1917.

A visit with Emily Writes

Emily Writes, wildly popular & wildly funny blogger, Spinoff Parents editor, and first-time author, visits Wellington Central Library for a hotly-anticipated event!

Book Launch: Max Harris's 'The New Zealand Project'

Max Harris in conversation with Māmari Stephens, followed by nibbles and drink to celebrate.

Jane Austen Symposium: The Good, The Bad and The Undressed

Guest speakers include New Zealand award winning author Sarah Laing and fashion historian The Dreamstress, Leimomi Oakes.

Creative Writing Workshop - Writing Extreme Weather - FREE

Join Katherine Dewar, author of the acclaimed debut novel 'Ruby and the Blue Sky', in a writing workshop to explore climate change through the lens of extreme weather events. FREE event as part of the °TEMP festival of climate science and art.

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Tauranga

Join two top Kiwi authors in Tauranga as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Book launch: The Chiming Blue: New and Selected Poems

You are warmly invited to the launch of The Chiming Blue: New and Selected Poems by Marilyn Duckworth​​

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Rotorua

Join two top Kiwi authors in Rotorua as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Napier

Join two top Kiwi authors in Napier as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Havelock North

Join two top Kiwi authors in Havelock North as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Festival of Colour

The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour is an exciting biennial celebration of the arts.

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Wellington

Join two top Kiwi authors in Wellington as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Nick Bollinger and Adam Dudding in Conversation - Masterton

Join two top Kiwi authors in Masterton as they plug their acclaimed memoirs Goneville and My Father's Island on a whirlwind bookshop tour.

Wai Word: Lloyd Jones In Conversation With Paul Melser

Wai Word hosts writers on the first Sunday of the month, 3-5pm.

Book launch: Night Burns with a White Fire: The Essential Lauris Edmond

Steele Roberts Aotearoa Publishers warmly invite you to celebrate the Auckland launch of Night Burns with a White Fire: The Essential Lauris Edmond, edited by Frances Edmund & Sue Fitchett

Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal Presentation and National Awards Day

The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award was first presented in 1991 to Margaret Mahy in recognition of her contribution to the world of literature for children and young adults.

Writing for Children: The Way Forward

The seminar is aimed at writers or writer/illustrators who are writing for 0 to 16-year-olds.

March

Launch - A Way With Words by Chris Maclean

Whitcombe Press & Unity Books warmly invite you to the launch of 'A Way with Words: A Memoir of Writing & Publishing in New Zealand' by Chris Maclean.

Lunchtime Launch - The Vanishing Act by Jen Shieff

Unity Books warmly invites you to the lunchtime launch of The Vanishing Act by Jen Shieff

Launch - Pursuing Peace in Godzone: Christianity & the Peace Tradition in NZ

Join Unity Books Wellington & Victoria University Press for the launch of 'Pursuing Peace in Godzone: Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New Zealand ' edited by Geoffrey Troughton & Philip Fountain.

Launch - So Many Islands

Join Unity Books Wellington & Little Island Press for the launch of 'So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian & Pacific Oceans' edited by Nicholas Laughlin & Nailah Folami Imoja

So Many Islands Book Launch

Join Unity Books Wellington & Little Island Press Ltd for the launch of 'So Many Islands: Stories from the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian & Pacific Oceans' edited by Nicholas Laughlin & Nailah Folami Imoja.

Meet New Zealand Book Awards winner Karlo Mila, poet Mere Taito and Commonwealth Writers Prize winner Sia Figiel.

WOMAD World of Words

The World of Words is a site-wide programme at WOMAD created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.

Storylines National Festival Story Tour presents How To Encourage Children to Be More Engaged Readers

As part of the Storylines Story Tour that is coming to Canterbury, Zac McCullum is hosting a special night event aimed at parents, teachers and librarians. Fantastic authors Maria Gill, James Russell, Anne Kayes and James Norcliffe will be on a panel discussing how we can encourage children to be more engaged readers.

The event is Wednesday 14 March, from 7-8pm , Halswell School Library at Halswell School in Christchurch.

Launch of Walking to Jutland Street, poems by Michael Steven

Otago University Press and the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2018 invite you to celebrate the launch of Walking to Jutland Street, a debut poetry collection by Michael Steven.
Please RSVP by Thursday 8 March to [email protected]

Writers & Readers 2018

Get up close and intimate with local and international stars for four days of fast-tracked, smart conversation from some of the world's best thinkers and talkers.

Smart Alex: Creative writing competition for secondary school students

The Friends of the Turnbull Library (FoTL) have launched an exciting creative writing competition open to all secondary school students in New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The aim is to celebrate the centenary of Alexander Turnbull and his remarkable legacy.
Entry is free and there is more than $2,000 in prize money.
Visit the FoTL website at http://www.turnbullfriends.org.nz/schools-competition for more details and the competition entry form.

Poet vs Pageant

What will happen when an awkward outsider dives head first into the perilous seas of a beauty pageant? Miss Congeniality meets Roald Dahl in this amazing adventure full of blood, sweat and tans. Come and get swept away.
Winner – Best Writing, Melbourne Fringe
Winner - L'Apres Fringe Award, Montreal Fringe
Nominee - Best English Production, Montreal Fringe

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Forty books have been selected for the 2018 longlist in the categories of fiction, illustrated non-fiction, general non-fiction, and poetry. Who will make the shortlist?

Book launch: The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser

The public is invited to a catered book launch at Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington

Book launch: Disobedient Teaching by Welby Ings

​​​Otago University Press Otago University Press warmly invites you to celebrate the publication of Disobedient Teaching by Welby Ings.

Book launch: Brushstrokes of Memory

This is a novel of love, lost memories & rediscovering dreams.

The Hope Fault - A Wellington bookwarming

Join us for a Wellington bookwarming to celebrate publication of THE HOPE FAULT, a novel of families and faultlines, by Tracy Farr.

12 Angry Women – a writing workshop

Playwright Sara Clifford is visiting New Zealand in March 2017, with a British Council grant, while she is here she will offer a writing workshop on Sunday 26 March for Twelve Angry NZ Women Writers.

The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep: Part of the 2017 Play Readings

Honey Tarbox, an ordinary Kiwi housewife with ordinary quarter-acre dreams, inexplicably begins speaking Japanese in her sleep. Translated, her sleep-speaking is revealed to be prophetic, and immediately the wheels are set in motion for Honey’s fantastic transformation from suburban housewife into media megastar. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese In Her Sleep is an exploration of metamorphosis with a comedic twist.

Bridget Williams Books Celebration of two new Books from Jonathan Boston

Launching at Parliament, hosted by the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies (Victoria University of Wellington) with Bridget Williams Books.

Bird + Young

See two of the most talked-about writers in the country: Hera Lindsay Bird and Ashleigh Young in Christchurch.

Book Launch: Homological Composition

Book launch: Homological Composition by Nonen Titi

WOMAD World of Words: Elizabeth Knox

The world of words is a site-wide programme created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.

Speak: Part of the 2017 Circa Play Readings

Mark Lawson has been given an ultimatum. Get the interview to end all interviews or it’s see ya later career and the lifestyle that goes with it. If he wasn’t already partially bald, he’d be tearing his hair out. Mark realises there’s only one logical thing left to do: kidnap Caryl Churchill.

WOMAD World of Words: Paula Morris

The world of words is a site-wide programme created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.

WOMAD World of Words: Poetry Slam

The world of words is a site-wide programme created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.

WOMAD World of Words: Charlotte Grimshaw

The world of words is a site-wide programme created to provoke thought and encourage people to learn, listen, and participate.

Book launch: As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry by Vivienne Plumb

Join Unity Books & split/fountain for the launch of As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry By Vivienne Plumb with illustrations by Glenn Otto

Writes for Women - Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka

A short series of play readings from leading New Zealand women playwrights. Guided by well-known women theatre directors and performed by a cast of professional actors, the chosen plays are Fix by Jess Sayer, Esther by Angie Farrow and Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka.

Fully Clothed and So Forgetful by Hannah Mettner

Victoria University Press warmly invites you to the launch of Fully Clothed and So Forgetful by Hannah Mettner

Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality

Book launch: Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality

Book launch: Rants in the Dark by Emily Writes

​The Christchurch launch of Rants in the Dark

Writes for Women - Fix by Jess Sayer

A short series of play readings from leading New Zealand women playwrights. Guided by well-known women theatre directors and performed by a cast of professional actors, the chosen plays are Fix by Jess Sayer, Esther by Angie Farrow and Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka.

Writes for Women - Esther by Angie Farrow

A short series of play readings from leading New Zealand women playwrights. Guided by well-known women theatre directors and performed by a cast of professional actors, the chosen plays are Fix by Jess Sayer, Esther by Angie Farrow and Rēwena by Whiti Hereaka.

Book Launch - The Earth Cries Out

​Bonnie Etherington, born in Nelson, brought up in West Papua and now living in Chicago, is an exciting new writer.

An Evening with Graeme Macrae Burnet

Hear the award-winning Scottish crime writer discuss his Man Booker-shortlisted novel, 'His Bloody Project'.

Pasifika Tiny tots

PASIFIKA MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE

Summer Shakespeare Launch

Escaped Alone

A brilliant, joyous return from the enigmatic Caryl Churchill.

Workshop: The Creative Tarot

Star Sailors by James McNaughton

You are warmly invited to the launch of Star Sailors by James McNaughton

Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Jessa Crispin: Why I Am Not A Feminist

Jessa Crispin is not a feminist. And in this New Zealand exclusive, she explains why.

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlist announced

Forty books have been selected for the 2017 longlist, in the categories of fiction, illustrated non-fiction, general non-fiction and poetry. Who will make the shortlist?

Rants in the Dark by Emily Writers

Popular blogger Emily Writes gives words of encouragement to sleep-deprived parents everywhere.

Fourth World: Part of the 2017 Circa Play Readings

An odd trio dining at a holiday house are surprised by the arrival of three upper-class guests. A hostage situation and row ensues. As the cast re-attempt the same scenario with different endings, their political differences are argued and they all try to find a suitable ending for the play. ‘Who’s been staying in my holiday bach while I’m not there?’

All About Women Satellite Event

Sydney Opera House, WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Art Gallery present ALL ABOUT WOMEN, live-streamed to Christchurch!

WTF! Panel: The Life Of Nora: 1879 vs 2017

1879, Norway – 2017, Aotearoa. In both times and places Nora Helmer is a woman, a wife, and the mother of young children. What’s different? What isn’t? In this session, actors Sophie Hambleton and Kali Kopae will read a scene from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and from Emily Perkins’ adaptation, which will be staged at Circa in August this year. Director Katherine McRae will join Kali, Sophie and Emily for a discussion with the audience about how women’s lives have changed since the character of Nora was first conceived.

Genesis Falls: Part of the 2017 Circa Play Readings

Four troubled people trapped in an isolated high country hovel navigate mysteries, dark memories and bad weather together. Finalist for the 2012-2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

So, you want to be a writer?

Children and families are invited to join an inspiring panel of authors and illustrators to launch the book I am a writer by Z R Southcombe.

Drag Queen Story Time

Bring your family and come along and listen to some stories from 2 of Wellington's favourite Drag Queens, Stephii Onassis and Laquisha St Redfern.

WTF! Panel: The Magdalena Effect

Madeline McNamara and Lisa Maule are founding members of Magdalena Aotearoa, a New Zealand outpost of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre. Madeline and Lisa present a series of images, both moving and still, to tell a story of their and other New Zealand women theatre practitioners long association with the Magdalena Project.

WTF! Panel: A Question of Design

Three brilliant designers, theatre makers and educators, Rose Kirkup, Emma Ransley and Meg Rollandi dissect the state of play with Jo Randerson. Where are we now? What could the future look like?

February

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

True (Publishing) Stories

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

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: http://www.kahini.org/the-2018-kapiti-writers-retreat/

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.

Meet author Emma Stevens

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

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.

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.

Library Lovers' Day

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

Same Same But Different

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

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.

WTF! Panel: Questions Of Diversity

Excerpts from Chanwai-Earle’s Man in a Suitcase, Wanjiku Sanderson’s In Transit, and Ete’s Versions of Allah; followed by a discussion about what is means to be ‘a New Zealander’, as New Zealand becomes a more culturally diverse country; although ‘diversity’ also applies to gender equality.

True Stories Told Live - Hamilton

Gather round and hear five crafted, true stories told live and unscripted.

Greg Hurwitz NZ tour

Meet Greg Hurwitz - the critically acclaimed, internationally-bestselling US author of Orphan X and his latest gripping follow-up Evan Smoack thriller, The Nowhere Man.

Closed to Public

Speed Date An Author - Cambridge

One morning. Four 25-minute workshops. Four of New Zealand’s best writers and illustrators. What can your students achieve in this time? What ideas will you take back to your classroom?

Seven Spectacular Scribes - Meow Bar

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival 2017

The 18th annual Hamilton Gardens' Arts Festival - an event bursting with all things creative across all Arts genres.

November

Creative Cities Southern Hui

Ōtepoti He Puna Auaha, UNESCO City of Literature warmly invites you to the Creative Cities Southern Hui – an invigorating assemblage of local and global creative minds.

https://www.cityofliterature.co.nz/creative-cities-southern-hui/

Carry on Writing Memoir

Carry on Writing Memoir is an intensive two day workshop with writer and teacher Lynn Jenner.

Launch - A Colonial Naturalist by Pamela Hyde

Join Unity Books for the launch of 'A Colonial Naturalist: Henry Suter’s Life of Discovery & Hardship in New Zealand' by Pamela Hyde.

Launch - Floating Islanders: Pasifika Theatre in Aotearoa

Join Unity Books & Otago University Press for the launch of 'Floating Islanders: Pasifika Theatre in Aotearoa' by Lisa Warrington & David O’Donnell.

Banned Poetry Uncensored

Kevin Moran, author of Alchemical Psalms and banned poet from letters to the editor columns, celebrates banned poetry uncensored.

From children's poetry like Shel Silverstein's 'A Light In The Attic' to the works of Shakespeare, for as long as there have been writers, there have been texts that have been challenged, censored, burned, and banned.

Everyone is welcome to attend or participate.

Lunchtime Event - The Journal of Urgent Writing Vol.2 (2017)

Editor Simon Wilson in discussion with Wellington based contributors Jessica Berentson-Shaw, Jo Randerson, Sarah Laing & Mamari Stephens.

Chris Sanders public performance and talk

Browns Bay based author-songwriter Chris Sanders will be performing and talking about the inspiration behind his breakaway Children's hit "Angel Star".

After the Cyclone

The launch of New Zealand Poetry Society’s 2017 competition anthology.

Shaky Places

A song cycle merged with poems of Aotearoa.

NZ Book Festival

The NZ Book Festival is an annual event for independently published New Zealand authors who come together and share their books with readers.

NZ Poetry Conference & Festival - Auckland 2017

Auckland is the host for the NZ Poetry Conference & Festival 2017. Based at the city's freshest community hub the Ellen Melville Centre's Pioneer Women's Hall, the three-day conference is packed with six features, five themed reading sessions, four korero panels, six workshops and enough whanau reading opportunities for all. Witness more than fifty leading poets from Tamaki Makaurau and across Aotearoa read their new works and discuss what poetry means to them, what spurs them to write and how they broadcast their work in the digital age.

NZ Poetry Conference & Festival - Auckland 2017

Join scores of award-winning poets from Tamaki Makaurau and from across Aotearoa from Dunedin to the Coromandel, Napier to Whangarei who are reading their work or speaking in korero sessions at the NZ Poetry Conference in Auckland 10 – 12 November., at the Ellen Melville Centre. This conference follows on from the successful 2015 Wellington Poetry Conference, and the inaugural Havelock North korerorero in 2013.

LitCrawl 2017

The renowned crawl will be held on Saturday 11 November and will have more events than ever before!

Lunchtime Event - Catherine Chidgey discusses her new book with Tracey Slaughter

Catherine Chidgey will be discussing her brand new found novel
'The Beat of the Pendulum', with short fiction writer Tracey Slaughter.

Book Launch: Night Watchers by Grant Sheehan

Phantom House Books & Unity Books are please to invite you to the launch of Grant Sheehan's latest photographic book.

Book Launch: Dark Forest Deep Sea by Richard Hall

Join Mākaro Press & Unity Books for the launch of 'Dark Forest Deep Sea: Reflections of a Hunter' by Richard Hall.

Michael King Writers' Centre Annual Writers Weekend

The Business of Writing—Making a Living Through Words

Nation Dates 3rd Ed. by Wendy McGuinness

Nation Dates is a book founded on our belief that, to understand where we are heading, we need to know where we have been.

NZ Book Council Lecture: Owen Marshall

How does the short story measure up to the novel in New Zealand literary circles?

Why go to war? Was it good policy for New Zealand to go to war in 1914, 1939 and 1941?

Public lecture and launch by Stevan Eldred-Grigg, author of Phoney Wars: New Zealand Society in the Second World War

October

HOW NOT TO STOP A KIDNAP PLOT Book Launch

Launch of Suzanne Main's sequel to her award-winning children's novel, How I Alienated My Grandma.

NZ Bookshop Day at Unity Books Wellington

Here’s to you, you good localists! Call in on Saturday 28th October and go in the draw to win a local book of your choice.
Visit at 11am to see Tom Scott as well!

The Whimsy Primsy Collection Book Launch

Jen Gibbs will be launching her collection of three Whimsy Primsy books.

NZ Bookshop Day Xmas shopping trip

Readers taking a train trip together to Upper Hutt to buy truly uniquel Christmas presents in a special little book shop that stocks only Kiwi authors.

Seraph Press book launch

The launch of two exciting new chapbooks with a French connection.

Golden Bay Live Poets presents Elizabeth Smither

Golden Bay Live Poets presents first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate Elizabeth Smither, winner of the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry, the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement and the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize, New Zealand’s most valuable poetry award.

Tauranga Arts Festival

A world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice.

Remembering Dave Gallaher: All Black & Soldier

Award winning Auckland author Matt Elliott will be talking about Dave Gallaher the original All Black Captain and one of our War Blacks.

Ramble On

Ramble On: a celebration of walking, health and the outdoors. Book launch with artist Z. R. Southcombe and special guests.

Book launch: My wide white bed by Trish Harris

Come celebrate the launch of this beautiful collection of poetry by Trish Harris, where hope and humour are never far away.

Kokomai Creative Festival

Every second year, the Kokomai Creative Festival brings dozens of world-class events to the Wairarapa - from music, film and visual arts to theatre and comedy.

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme

Nelson Arts Festival 2017: Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme

Write Like an Author - Wellington

Does your child love to write stories? Do they dream of being an author? Now they can learn how under the guidance of international award winning author Brian Falkner.

Explorer, Extraordinary: Journaling to Support Creative Process

Explorer, extraordinary is a workshop taught by Palmerston North writer and teacher, Helen Lehndorf on how journalling can support your creative process. Limited spaces. Find out more: http://kahini.org/explorer/

Stories from e-Tangata at the National Library, Wellington

The online Sunday magazine e-Tangata tells Māori and Pasifika stories about people and issues of significance to all New Zealanders.

Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 2 - Circa Theatre

Part of a series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers from the International Institute of Modern Letters, home of Victoria University’s prestigious Creative Writing programme.

Write Like an Author - Auckland

Does your child love to write stories? Do they dream of being an author? Now they can learn how under the guidance of international award winning author Brian Falkner.