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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April

Capital Crimes - Karori Mystery in the Library April 9th - 6pm (Free)

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Wellington City Libraries, invites booklovers to a fun evening of criminally good conversation featuring four acclaimed local storytellers.

2018 Ngaio Marsh Award winner Jennifer Lane chairs a panel discussion with Rajorshi Chakraborti, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, and Rodney Strong on how they craft memorable characters and page-turning storylines, and infuse their books with real-life issues and insights into people and society.

The 2021 Festival of Colour and Aspiring Conversations

A week-long festival of arts and ideas held in Wanaka.

Talk and draw with Tara Black in discussion with Dylan Horrocks.  (Waitohi Library Sat 17th of April at 1pm) Free

Talk and draw with graphic artist Tara Black in discussion with fellow artist Dylan Horrocks.

A Capital Crimespree - Newtown Mystery in the Library ( Free)

Do you enjoy delving into some darkness in your reading?

The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Wellington City Libraries, invites booklovers to a fun evening of criminally good conversation featuring five outstanding local storytellers.

Three-time Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards listee Brannavan Gnanalingam chairs a panel discussion with 2019 Ngaio Marsh Award and Ockhams winner Dame Fiona Kidman, 2021 Ockhams longlistee Sally J Morgan, and New York Times bestselling writing duo Dr Judy Melinek and TJ Michell. From crafting rich characters alongside exciting storylines to addressing real-life issues through their fiction, much will be revealed .