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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July

New Zealand Mountain, Film and Book Festival - Queenstown

The 19th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival presents a wide range of films, guest speakers, workshops and presentations from inspirational adventurers. Our films and books tell stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environmental issues.

Book Launch: The Only Living Lady Parachutist

Please join us at the launch of Catherine Clarke’s debut novel The Only Living Lady Parachutist, based on a woman who jumped from hot air balloons in 1890s Australia and New Zealand.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Ruth Paul

Wellington based author/illustrator Ruth Paul is visiting schools in Christchurch this week.

Marlborough Book Festival

The Marlborough Book Festival is run by the Marlborough Readers & Writers Charitable Trust.

https://www.marlboroughbookfest.co.nz/

Hannah Parry (in conversation with Casey Lucas-Quaid) to celebrate the launch of her latest novel A Radical Act of Free Magic.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be hosting an event with Hannah Parry ( in conversation with Casey Lucas-Quaid ) to celebrate the launch of her latest novel A Radical Act of Free Magic.

WHERE: -Te Awe branch

WHEN: -Thursday 22nd July at 6pm

Words Will Work - South Auckland Writers Festival 2021

Develop your writing skills and meet other writers

NZSA Napier/Ahuriri Roadshow

JOIN US for an invigorating day of professional development offering keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses, and discussions, with a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch.

August

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Tim Jones

Wellington based author Tim Jones is visiting schools in Tasman and Nelson this week.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Glenn Colquhoun

Horowhenua based author Glenn Colquhoun is visiting schools in Auckland this week.

Romance Writers of New Zealand 2021 Conference

"Love Finds A Way" - Romance Writers conference 2021

NZSA Whanganui Roadshow

JOIN US for an invigorating day of professional development offering keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses, and discussions, with a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch.

NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Schools event, awards ceremony and announcement of winners of 2021 NZCYA Book Awards

For any enquiries about the 2021 NZCYA Book Awards, please contact childrensawards@nzbookawards.org.nz

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by David Riley

Auckland based author David Riley is visiting schools in Whangarei this week.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Mary-anne Scott

Hawke's Bay-based author Mary-anne Scott is visiting schools in Wellington this week.

National Comic Fest

Hold the date for this fantastic – and totally free – national celebration of all things comics-related in New Zealand. Featuring a whole galaxy of Aotearoa’s finest graphic artists and authors in a full day of events for comic fans of all ages.

Word Christchurch

Hold the date - more information coming

Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day

First established in 1997, National Poetry Day is a one-day national poetry event extravaganza held on a Friday in late August each year.

Poetry Day Writers in Schools visits by Daisy Lavea-Timo

Christchurch-based slam poet Daisy Lavea-Timo is visiting two schools in North Shore today as part of their celebrations for Poetry Day.

Closed to Public

South Island Writers in Schools visits by Mary-anne Scott

Hawke's Bay-based author Mary-anne Scott will be visiting schools in South Canterbury and Central Otago this week.