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

Marlborough Book Festival 2022

An annual weekend of wonderful writers, curious audiences and beautiful Marlborough vistas

SPEAKEASY Writers Festival

SPEAKEASY Writers Fest features some of the most captivating authors in Aotearoa today, both fiction and non-fiction. Over two days, we're inviting you to push your mind to be observant, let curiosity take over, and challenge your perceptions with modern literature.

The festival includes talks, interviews, Q&A sessions, and book signings with award-winning authors, poets, adventurers, and scholars.

Featuring: Abbas Nazari, Christine Leunens, Jacqueline Bublitz, Jared Savage, Jo Morgan, Julie Zarifeh, Mat Ward, Rosetta Allan, Zirk van den Berg.

Their books have been selected for the beautiful way they allow readers to discover and explore elements of everyday life, letting them into the lives of others and connecting to characters as they overcome difficulties and challenges.

Be inspired by the power of words this July!
SPEAKEASY Writers Fest is presented by Taranaki Arts Festival.

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Auckland

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a book reading by the author

Storylines Hui 2022

Storylines Children's Writers and Illustrators' National Hui 2022

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Tākaka

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a reading by the author

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Richmond

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a reading by the author

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Motueka

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a reading by the author

Process and Play with Airini Beautrais

Join writer and poet, Airini Beautrais for this two-day workshop exploring creativity, process, and play, honing in on the places where creativity comes from within ourselves, and the various forms of inspiration we carry with us.

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Wellington

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a reading by the author

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Des Hunt

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

Closed to Public

2022 Booksellers Aotearoa Conference

Hold the date! Booksellers Aotearoa 99th Annual Conference is scheduled for the last weekend in July.

NZSA Regional Roadshow Tāmaki-makau-rau Auckland

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions. We are excited to be coming to Tāmaki-makau-rau for our third Regional Roadshow of 2022!

Kororā and the Sushi Shop Book Launch - Nelson

Celebrate the release of Kororā and the Sushi Shop with a reading by the author

August

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Kate De Goldi

Wellington writer Kate De Goldi is visiting schools in Auckland this month.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Brian Falkner

Queensland writer Brian Falkner is visiting schools in Waikato and Auckland this month.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Des Hunt

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

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Mary-anne Scott

Hawke's Bay writer Mary-anne Scott is visiting schools in Canterbury this month.

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.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Anna McKenzie

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

Closed to Public

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.

2022 WORD Christchurch

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