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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Kerikeri: Past, present and future

Pavlova Press is calling for submissions of poetry and short prose (fiction or non-fiction, historical or contemporary) based on Kerikeri and its inhabitants past, present and future.

BWB Talks: #NoFly Tour (Palmerston North)

What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveller) rules out flying for a year?
BWB Author Shaun Hendy is travelling around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver six public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.
Join Shaun Hendy and Robert McLachlan for the final BWB event for 2019, and the last of six events in Hendy’s #NoFly national book tour!

Refreshments from 5.30pm.
Books for sale through Bruce McKenzie Booksellers.

Fleur Beale The stories behind the stories

Fleur will speak about how she came to be a writer .

Event | NZIER presents Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

NZ Institute of Economic Research Inc (NZIER) presents Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister.

Eat Your Heart Out by Peta Mathias

Come and join respected NZ chef, gourmet traveller and author Peta Mathias for a wildly entertaining evening not to be missed! From her latest book ‘Eat Your Heart Out’, Peta will share some dark and delicious stories of love from around the world, intertwined with tempting talk of aphrodisiacs and romantic recipes. Prepare to be taken on an informative, captivating and enchanting journey celebrating the connection between love and food. ...

Josephine's Garden Book Launch and Author Talk

A richly imagined historical novel. This is a captivating story of love, nature and identity in Napoleon's France by New Zealand author Stephanie Parkyn.

A Very Mansfield Christmas

Join us for an evening of Christmas music performed by Georgia Jamieson Emms with Hugh McMillan on the piano. As well as some classic Victorian Christmas carols and music inspired by Christmases Mansfield spent in Germany and France, there will be a few Christmas favourites for an old-fashioned singalong and musings on Christmas from Mansfield’s journals and letters.