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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February

Seeking the Spirit Within

Seeking the Spirit Within is a book published by a publishing company named Blurb in the U.S and is ready for avid readers of all ages.

What copyright is and how to manage yours

This workshop is aimed at unpublished and early-career authors, although anyone who would like a refresher is also welcome to join.

Launch: Spearo from Mary-anne Scott - Hawkes Bay

The Havelock North launch for Spearo by local author Mary-anne Scott.
A spearfishing adventure for ages 12+

The 2020 Kāpiti Writers' Retreat

Immerse yourself in writing and conversation this summer. There’s something for everyone–whether you’re new to writing, an established writer, or somewhere in-between. The Kāpiti Writers’ Retreat is a two-day gathering for writers that encompasses intensive morning workshops and lively afternoon discussions led by established and award winning writers – Catherine Chidgey, Chris Tse, Helen Lehndorf, Kerry Lane, Paddy Richardson and Pip Desmond You'll find space to write, relax and engage with topics critical to your work.

Crimechurch book launch

Award-winning Northland short story author Michael Botur has published his first literary fiction novel which launches in his hometown of Christchurch on February 28.

Marketing for authors - even authors who hate marketing

This workshop is aimed at unpublished and early-career authors, although anyone who would like a refresher is also welcome to join.

An evening with Jung Chang

WORD Christchurch welcomes back Jung Chang, best selling author of Wild Swans, to present her new book Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the heart of 20th Century China.

March

Double Book Launch | Madison Hamill & Oscar Upperton

Unity Books Wellington & Victoria University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of
SPECIMEN BY MADISON HAMILL
&
NEW TRANSGENDER BLOCKBUSTERS BY OSCAR UPPERTON
All welcome.

Launch: If Only by Adele Broadbent

Local author and Book Nut Adele Broadbent has written a YA novel about first love, choices and the shared love of whales. Launching in Seaweek and supporting the work of Project Jonah.

Get Published! 06/03/20

Award-winning publishing consultant, Ocean Reeve visits ‘Name of Library’ on ‘Date’ to present Get Published - a 2-hour free seminar on the publishing industry, how to publish in this new era, audiobooks, book distribution and marketing along with a step-by-step process in how to realise that vision of becoming  a published author.

Get Published! 07/03/2020

Award-winning publishing consultant, Ocean Reeve presents Get Published - a 2-hour free seminar on the publishing industry, how to publish in this new era, audiobooks, book distribution and marketing along with a step-by-step process in how to realise that vision of becoming a published author.

Lindy West: The Witches are Coming

Join firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling feminist author Lindy West (Shrill) with her new book The Witches are Coming, a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself.

Launch | Aspiring by Damien Wilkins

Unity Books Wellington, Annual Ink and Massey University Press
warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of
ASPIRING BY DAMIEN WILKINS
to be launched by Carl Shuker. All welcome.

Self-Pub lishing for Beginners

Former Journalist and local Cambridge resident Trudi Caffell is a fantasy fiction writer who writes under the pseudonym Trudi Jaye.
Trudi will share how she got started and her journey into self-publishing.