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

Author talk | Pic Picot on Pic: Adventures in Life, Love and Business

Join us to hear Pic Picot of Pic’s Peanut Butter discuss his new memoir, Pic: Adventures in Life, Love and Business. All welcome.

Book Launch | Helen Kelly: Her Life by Rebecca Macfie

Awa Press and Unity Books warmly invite you to the Wellington launch of 'Helen Kelly: Her Life' by Rebecca Macfie. All welcome.

Author Talk | Alison Jones on 'This Pākehā Life'

A timely and perceptive memoir, Alison Jones' book was shortlisted for the General Non-fiction Award at the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Awards. Join us for a lunchtime session to hear Alison speak with Amanda Thomas.
All welcome, no RSVP required.

RANGIKURA by Tayi Tibble | Wellington Book Launch

Please join us for the launch of RANGIKURA by Tayi Tibble (VUP).

Einstein, Jesus and Us – Ian Harris and Richard Randerson

Come and hear Ian Harris discuss with Bishop Richard Randerson some of the themes covered in Ian’s new book Hand in Hand: Blending secular and sacred to enlarge the human spirit, which continues his exploration of religion in the modern secular world.

Book Launch | Loop Tracks by Sue Orr

Please join us for the launch of Loop Tracks by Sue Orr (VUP). All welcome.

Verb Wellington Writer’s Residency

Verb Wellington and Katherine Mansfield House & Garden have come together to offer an opportunity to spend time in one of the world’s most vibrant literary cities to focus on your writing. Applications close Friday 9 July.

Book Launch: Trixie - Protector of the Bees

Purchase Adele's books at adelegaddes.com and pick up at the launch!

Author Talk | An Evening with Rosemary Riddell

With humour and humanity, Rosemary Riddell describes life as a New Zealand District Court and Family Court Judge in her book 'To Be Fair'.
Free event. All welcome.

Author talk | Sharing the mic: Community access radio in Aotearoa NZ

Brian Pauling and Bronwyn Beatty discuss Sharing the mic: Community access radio in Aotearoa New Zealand with publisher Emma Johnson. All welcome.

Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara NZSA Roadshow

JOIN US for an invigorating day of professional development offering keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses, and discussions, with a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch.

Register at: https://nzsa-regional-roadshow-wellington.lilregie.com/booking/attendees/new

Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara NZSA Roadshow

JOIN US for an invigorating day of professional development offering keynote sessions, workshops, masterclasses, and discussions, with a catered morning tea/coffee and lunch.

A morning with Fleur Beale

Award-winning author, Fleur Beale, will speak about her latest novel, The Calling. This will be followed by a Q&A and an opportunity for purchase and book signing by the author. This event is part of this year’s celebrations marking the 186th anniversary of Suzanne Aubert Meri Hōhepa’s birth. Everyone is welcome!

Poems by cleaners – live at Pātaka!

Come and hear cleaners from Porirua and beyond reading their poems from Landing Press’s latest collection – 'Somewhere a cleaner'. With live music by Don Franks (former cleaner and poet). Coffee and cake – koha (BYO cup). Hosted by the Friends of Pātaka. This event is free,

Closed to Public

#NZreadaloud Writers in Schools visits by James Norcliffe

Christchurch-based author James Norcliffe is visiting schools in Napier/Hastings this week as part of the #NZreadaloud for Yrs 3 & 4.

National Flash Fiction Day

The 2021 celebration of flash fiction in Aotearoa New Zealand!

www.nationalflash.org

Book Launch | Harry Ricketts: Selected Poems

Unity Books and Victoria University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Selected Poems' by Harry Ricketts. All welcome.

New Zealand Mountain, Film and Book Festival - Wanaka

The 19th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival presents a wide range of films, guest speakers, workshops and presentations from inspirational adventurers. Our films and books tell stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environmental issues.

Writers in Schools visits by Sharon Holt for Matariki

Hamilton-based author Sharon Holt is visiting schools in the Nelson & Tasman areas this week.