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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March

Closed to Public

Coromandel school visits for Tales from the Farm

Author Jennifer Somervell is visiting Coromandel schools.

Double Book Launch | Madison Hamill & Oscar Upperton

Unity Books Wellington & Victoria University Press warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of
SPECIMEN BY MADISON HAMILL
&
NEW TRANSGENDER BLOCKBUSTERS BY OSCAR UPPERTON
All welcome.

Reimagining Classics

Join illustrators Giselle Clarkson, Kieran Rynhart and Kimberly Andrews as they discuss how they approached reillustrating the work and characters of iconic New Zealand writers.

Reimagining Classics - Illustration Talk

Gecko Press Illustrators Talk

Launch: If Only by Adele Broadbent

Local author and Book Nut Adele Broadbent has written a YA novel about first love, choices and the shared love of whales. Launching in Seaweek and supporting the work of Project Jonah.

Get Published! 06/03/20

Award-winning publishing consultant, Ocean Reeve visits ‘Name of Library’ on ‘Date’ to present Get Published - a 2-hour free seminar on the publishing industry, how to publish in this new era, audiobooks, book distribution and marketing along with a step-by-step process in how to realise that vision of becoming  a published author.

Get Published! 07/03/2020

Award-winning publishing consultant, Ocean Reeve presents Get Published - a 2-hour free seminar on the publishing industry, how to publish in this new era, audiobooks, book distribution and marketing along with a step-by-step process in how to realise that vision of becoming a published author.

Lindy West: The Witches are Coming

Join firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling feminist author Lindy West (Shrill) with her new book The Witches are Coming, a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself.

Closed to Public

Southland school visits for Tales from the Farm

Author Jennifer Somervell is visiting Southland schools.

Launch | Aspiring by Damien Wilkins

Unity Books Wellington, Annual Ink and Massey University Press
warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of
ASPIRING BY DAMIEN WILKINS
to be launched by Carl Shuker. All welcome.

POSTPONED The More of Us Quiz for Race Relations Day 2020

Celebrate Race Relations Day 2020 with a quiz night based loosely on the very successful More of Us (poems by migrants and ex-refugees in NZ.) But you don't need to know the book - or anything!

Closed to Public

Northland Writers in Schools visits by Gareth Ward

Hawke's Bay based author & bookseller Gareth Ward is visiting schools in Northland this week.

Closed to Public

Anne Kayes #NZreadaloud School Visits

Years 5 to 8 students are reading Tui Street Heroes this term.