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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A book festival for Kiwi self-published authors to present their books for sale and signing and chat with the public. A treat for all book lovers to browse the many genres. Children will be especially catered for with entertainment by authors and heaps of books to buy. Writing workshops for aspiring writers, book bundle raffles and spot prizes - of books of course! Book printers, mentors, editors and publishers also represented.
An awesome day for the whole family.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes peek at the world of publishing and editing. Poet Laureate Chris Tse will chair a panel of graduates and ākonga of the Whitireia Publishing Programme, who will reveal the realities of editing and being edited. Bring your burning publishing questions!
Tauranga's biennial ESCAPE! festival will (hopefully!) take place in October this year.
Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture, 2022
Speaker: Dame Fiona Kidman
Wednesday 12 October 2022
University of Waikato
Start time: 5.30 pm
Yarns in Barns is the Wairarapa's biennial literary festival for the community with a distinctly rural twist. Bringing together some of New Zealand’s best writers, poets and storytellers for two weeks of events held in an eclectic range of venues across the region. From bookshops to libraries, wineries to wildlife centres and of course, it goes without saying – barns!
Next event: 15-24th October 2022
Coromandel writer Des Hunt is visiting schools in Taranaki this month.
Hold the date! VERB Wellington is scheduled for 3-6 November 2022.
Wellington and Christchurch-based author Abbas Nazari is visiting schools in Queenstown and Wanaka this week.
Coromandel writer Des Hunt is visiting schools in Auckland this month.
The Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Pānui (formerly the Book Council Lecture) is a prominent part of the literary landscape in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides an opportunity for one of our country’s leading writers to discuss an aspect of literature close to their heart.
A boutique literary festival based in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand