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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Launch: Spearo from Mary-anne Scott - Gisborne

Sean has come from Africa with his Mum after his father's death and is finding it hard to fit in. He meets Mason and is gradually drawn into the world of competitive spearfishing. A hunting adventure from the author of Sticking with Pigs, Mary-anne Scot..

Book Launch: A Kitchen Well-Travelled by Sai Yoganathan

Eunoia Publishing Group is very pleased to invite you to a celebration of firsts. It's the launch of our first cookbook, the first title in our new non-fiction imprint Tarras Press, and the first title by author Sai Yoganathan: A Kitchen Well-Travelled.

Join us for drinks and a selection of Sai's own delicious creations.

EFTPOS available

Same Same But Different

A celebration of Aotearoa New Zealand's LGBTQI writing talent.

Double Launch | Head Girl by Freya Daly Sadgrove & 2000ft Above Worry Level by Eamonn Marra

Unity Books Wellington & Victoria University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of HEAD GIRL BY FREYA DALY SADGROVE
to be launched by Hera Lindsay Bird & 2000ft ABOVE WORRY LEVEL BY EAMONN MARRA to be launched by Annaleese Jochems.

How to query literary agents and submit work to publishers

This workshop is aimed at unpublished and early-career authors, although anyone who would like a refresher is also welcome to join. You don't have to have finished writing your book yet!

Submissions for 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.

Ghost Writing (weekdays only 12-4pm)

An installation of a hybrid project that blends conceptual art and fiction writing.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Rose Lu

Wellington-based author Rose Lu is visiting schools in Hawke's Bay this week.

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This workshop is aimed at unpublished and early-career authors, although anyone who would like a refresher is also welcome to join.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