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

Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Poets David Eggleton and Daren Kamali and musician Richard Wallis tour the length and breadth of New Zealand in August with 'The Mad Doggerel Cabaret' - an entertaining show full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour. For more details see The Arts on Tour NZ website - www.aotnz.co.nz.

Mad Doggerel Cabaret - Thames

Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour.
This entertaining show will bring three nationally-eminent artists to halls and venues throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including a National Poetry Day performance at the National Library in Wellington on Friday 26 August.

Mad Doggerel Cabaret - Te Awamutu

Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour.
This entertaining show will bring three nationally-eminent artists to halls and venues throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including a National Poetry Day performance at the National Library in Wellington on Friday 26 August.

Mad Doggerel Cabaret - New Plymouth

Saturday 6 August 7:30pm New Plymouth
4th Wall Theatre
Adults $25; Senior $20; Student $10 www.4thwalltheatre.co.nz
Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour.
This entertaining show will bring three nationally-eminent artists to halls and venues throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, including a National Poetry Day performance at the National Library in Wellington on Friday 26 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.

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.

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.

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.