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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June

Minnie Dean: Villain or Victim?

Resident French writer at Randell Cottage, Amaury da Cunha, and Christchurch author Karen Zelas share a fascination with the story of Minnie Dean, the only woman to be hanged for murder in New Zealand. Hear them discuss their research in conversation with Mary McCallum.

Author talk: Grant Sheehan - The Making of ‘Does Ava Dream?'

Join us in-store or on facebook live https://www.facebook.com/unitybooks/posts/3272704246093428 12pm Thurs 11 June to hear Grant Sheehan discuss 'The Making of ‘Does Ava Dream?'. His new book tells the story behind the creation of Sheehan’s single edition metal book 'Does Ava Dream?' ­which is about how an artificially intelligent species could develop dreaming, with striking visualisations of what those dreams might look like.

Book Launch | Jerningham by Cristina Sanders

Unity Books, The Cuba Press and Wakefield Digitals warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Jerningham', by Cristina Sanders.

Book Launch | Observations of a Rural Nurse by Sara McIntyre - Wellington

Unity Books and Massey University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Observations of a Rural Nurse' by Sara McIntyre. All welcome.

Featherston Booktown 'Words in Winter' - Sarah Gaitanos in Conversation with Linda Clark

Having been forced to postpone the Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2020 Festival in May, Featherston Booktown is returning with a roar, with a series of drawcard literary events dubbed Words in Winter from June through to August in Featherston.
The opening event will be “Aotearoa New Zealand, We Need to Talk” featuring three award-winning and provocative writers held over the weekend of 27- 28 June, 2020.

Featherston Booktown 'Words in Winter' - Alan Duff in Conversation with Peter Biggs

Having been forced to postpone the Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2020 Festival in May, Featherston Booktown is returning with a roar, with a series of drawcard literary events dubbed Words in Winter from June through to August in Featherston.

Featherston Booktown 'Words in Winter' - Becky Manawatu in Conversation with Mary McCallum

Having been forced to postpone the Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2020 Festival in May, Featherston Booktown is returning with a roar, with a series of drawcard literary events dubbed Words in Winter from June through to August in Featherston.
The opening event will be “Aotearoa New Zealand, We Need to Talk” featuring three award-winning and provocative writers held over the weekend of 27- 28 June 2020.

Becky Manawatu book signing at Unity Books

Meet Becky Manawatu, the author of the award-winning Auē, and get your book signed. Copies of Auē available to purchase.

Not in Narrow Seas: a dialogue between Alan Bollard and Brian Easton

Join us at Unity for this lunchtime dialogue between Alan Bollard and Brian Easton regarding Brian's new book, 'Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand' (Victoria University Press).