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Find a Writer

We have over 200 of Aotearoa’s best novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, storytellers and illustrators registered as part of the Writers in Schools programme.

They span the length and breadth of the country, and our booking form matches your needs with a suitable guest.

If you would like to request a particular author but can't see their name coming up, try unticking some of the boxes you have selected.


  • Please, try and give a date range of at least two weeks

Writers Available

Rank up to three author choices before submitting your booking.

To learn more about these authors without losing this bookings page, visit our Writers Files.

  • Please select options to see authors

Submit your booking

If you would like to discuss your options, please call Kathryn Carmody on 04 801 5546 or 027 200 7870.

We provide $100 worth of travel funding for your writer as part of your free half-day session, which covers a maximum travel radius of 65km from your school.