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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ComicFest 2022

ComicFest 2022 is Saturday 7 May — and this year will be fully online! You can join in on the day and watch the livestream over at Wellington City Libraries' YouTube channel.

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for 2022

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards are the country’s premier literary honours for books written by New Zealanders.

The Eel of Te Raki Book Launch

Barbara Petrie shares her inspiration for her book The Eel of Te Raki.

Poetry Slam at Your Place feat. Najya Williams - Online Event

New Zealand's only regular online poetry event - this time featuring US poet and film maker - Najya Williams!

NZSA Janet Frame Memorial Lecture with Tessa Duder CNZM, OBE

Join us for the annual Janet Frame Memorial Lecture from our current President of Honour Tessa Duder CNZM, OBE. This event is open to all interested parties, as well as NZSA members and industry stakeholders.

Book Launch: Nagology by 5ever books

Book launch: "Nagology: an exercise in mattering"
May 19th, Trades Hall 124 Vivian Street, 6pm doors (6:30 start)
There will be readings, wine and nibbles, as well as books for sale!
All Welcome!

Blue Dragon Book Fair

The Blue Dragon Book Fair in the Ngaio Town Hall, Wellington on 28 and 29 May 2022 is a chance to donate books to a worthwhile cause and also find some amazing book bargains.

The very popular annual book fair is organised by the Blue Dragon Children’s Trust NZ, set up by a group of Wellington women to raise funds for Blue Dragon Children’s Centre in Vietnam.

NZSA Whangārei Roadshow

The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) Regional Roadshow brings professional development to the regions. In 2022, NZSA will offer one-day professional development workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions in regions across New Zealand - starting with the Whangārei Roadshow!