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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May

Book Group Meet Up @ Tūranga Thu 6 May 6:00PM

If you're in Christchurch and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Launch | The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change by Dave Lowe

Unity Books, Victoria University Press and NIWA warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change' by Dave Lowe. All welcome.

Takapuna Poetry Tour

The Takapuna Poetry Tour features contemporary poets performing poems in response to Takapuna and its writing history. Join us for spoken word and poetry on the streets. Poets include Jack Ross, Renee Liang, Kiri Piahana Wong, Elizabeth Morten and Ruby Porter

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Gavin Bishop

Christchurch based author & illustrator Gavin Bishop is visiting schools in Hamilton this week.

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Auckland) Mon 10 May 10:30AM

If you're in Auckland and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Auckland) Mon 10 May 5:45PM

If you're in Auckland and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Nelson) Mon 10 May 7:00PM

If you're in Nelson and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Tauranga) Tue 11 May 10:30AM

If you're in Tauranga and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Dunedin) Tue 11 May 11:45AM

If you're in Dunedin and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Hamilton) Tue 11 May 1:00PM

If you're in Hamilton and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Hamilton) Tue 11 May 1:00PM

If you're in Hamilton and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Kapiti) Wed 12 May 11:45AM

If you're in the Kapiti area and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Book Group Virtual Meet-Up (Queenstown) Wed 12 May 1:00PM

If you're in Queenstown and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

Living with the Climate Crisis - book reading and panel discussion with 4 authors from Aotearoa.

Join Roskill Community Voice at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall on Saturday the 15th March, 2pm-4pm for an afternoon of readings and panel discussion from four authors writing about the climate crisis and how it affects our daily lives.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Michel Mulipola

Auckland based illustrator Michel Mulipola is visiting schools in Wellington this week.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Donovan Bixley

Taupō based author Donovan Bixley is visiting schools in Wellington this week.

Book Group Meet Up @ Brew Academy Wed 19 May 6:00PM

If you're in Christchurch and have been looking for a book group to join, or you're struggling to find enough people to form one, you're not alone. Other individuals are looking too — so we thought you might like to meet them!

NZSA Nelson/Whakatū Roadshow

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions. A day of professional development workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Gareth Ward

Napier based author Gareth Ward is visiting schools in Auckland this week.