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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January

Who Wants to be a Superhero - Jan 13 Shows

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm

Closed to Public

Summer Writing School for Teens

A whole week of writing for teenagers with Write On School for Young Writers

Who Wants to be a Superhero

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm

Ashton Wylie Trust Literature Awards 2020

The 2020 Ashton Wylie Literature Awards are now open for applications. Inviting New Zealand writers who have a holistic and spiritual view of the universe.

Open to all unpublished manuscripts and books published between 1st April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

$20,000 in prizes.

For more information and to apply https://www.awct.org.nz/bookawards.asp

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5PM 31st MARCH 2020

The Unfolding of Benjamin's Misery

An Award-winning Nomadic Storytellers Explores Dark Truths of Globalization from a Perspective of the Cultural Other through Spoken Word and Music

Who Wants to be a Superhero - Jan 20 Shows

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm

Who Wants to be a Superhero - Jan 21 Shows

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm

Who Wants to be a Superhero - Jan 27 Shows

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm

Who Wants to be a Superhero - Jan 28 Shows

Join award winning children’s musician Chris Sanders (111 Ambulance Hit Song) and author of 'Call For The Ambulance' as he tells us all about his Ambulance Station, how to become a Super Ambulance Hero and just what to do in an emergency.

Shows at 10am, 12pm and 1.30pm