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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December

NZIER presents Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister

Please join us for wine, nibbles and the launch of the NZIER 2020 Summer reading list for the Prime Minister.

Tom Scott: Searching for Charlie

Join us to hear Tom Scott talk about his new book, Searching for Charlie: In Pursuit of the Real Charles Upham VC & Bar (Upstart Press) with Matthew Wright. All welcome.

Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand

Please join us for the Wellington celebration of Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand: An Anthology.

Writing about Newtown. Four writers who have set their works in Newtown (Wellington) in conversation.

Rachel Kerr author of Victory Park, Carl Shuker author of A Mistake and Michalia Arathimos author of Aukati in conversation with Mary McCallum about setting their fiction in Newtown.

With Jackson Nieuwland reading their poem from their collection I am a human being about working at Newtown Library.

Author talk: Linda Collins discusses ‘Loss Adjustment’

Join us to hear Linda Collins discuss her book, Loss Adjustment, with Mary Varnham, publisher at Awa Press. All welcome.

Lunchtime event for Monsters in the Garden at Te Awe Library.

Four of our most accomplished writers in New Zealand:-  Elizabeth Knox, Tina Makereti, Dylan Horrocks and Craig Gamble. Reading and in conversation about their contributions to Monsters in the Garden:  An Anthology of Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy.

A Palmy Boy's Story Book Launch

Book launch for "A Palmy Boy's Story, Growing up in Palmerston North, Paraburdoo and Beyond" by Lawrence Robert McCallum
Life in PN in the 1950s, 60s and early 70s and beyond. Western Australia, The Hippie Trail through Asia in 1975, Gisborne and Kawakawa.
Short talk by the author and then introductions to some of the characters from the book.

Radical Zine Series - Volume 1 Launch

The Freedom Shop and Wellington Zinefest are launching the Radical Zine Series.

5ever LAUNCH PARTY - New Publishing House + Abridged Series

Please join us in the foyer of the historic Trades Hall to launch 5ever, a new publishing house based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara!