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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August

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Apirana Taylor

Wellington writer Apirana Taylor is visiting schools in Hawke's Bay this month.

2022 Auckland Writers Festival

Hold the date! Auckland Writers Festival will (hopefully!) be held in August this year.

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Writers in Schools visits by Anna McKenzie

Hawke's Bay writer Anna McKenzie is visiting schools in Waikato and Auckland this month.

Bwana, There's a Body in the Bath

Written by 98 year old Peter Whitehead, now of Hampden, North Otago his story is for lovers of Africa, history and true life adventure, It's a book of many riveting, dramatic and funny exploits from nearly 100 years of a richly-lived life. Co-written with acclaimed novelist, Tony Park.

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Writers in Schools visits by Des Hunt

Coromandel writer Des Hunt is visiting schools in Northland this month. These visits are part of Read NZ Te Pou Muramura Writers in Schools programme and are being delivered with support from Creative NZ.

WORD Book Club

Register your book club of between three and 10 people from anywhere in NZ to participate in this fantastic six-month mini-book club that combines viewing WORD Christchurch Festival livestreams with reading books by the festival authors!
Registrations close 31 August when the festival (and the book clubs) begin!

2022 WORD Christchurch

Hold the date! WORD Christchurch will (hopefully!) be held from 31 August to 4 September this year.

September

Seeking The Light : Presentation and book launch

Seeking The Light : Presentation and Book Launch
Edgewater Resort, Sargood Drive, Wanaka

Thursday 1 September 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/seeking-the-light-presentation-and-book-launch/wanaka

$3 Book Fair - September 2022

A $3 Book Fair over ten days at Eureka, Waikato

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by David Riley

Auckland-based author and Reading Warrior David Riley is visiting schools in Mid & South Canterbury this week.

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Writers in Schools visits by David Riley

Auckland writer David Riley is visiting schools in South Canterbury this month.

Between the Lines: Central Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Hold the date for Between the Lines: Central Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Des Hunt

Coromandel writer Des Hunt is visiting schools in Auckland this month.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by James Russell

Auckland writer James Russell is visiting schools in North Canterbury this month.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Deano Yipadee

Queensland writer and musician Deano Yipadee is visiting schools in Central Otago, Dunedin and Southland this month.

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Writers in Schools visits by Ned Barraud

Wellington writer Ned Barraud is visiting schools in Canterbury this month.