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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October

Nelson Arts Festival with Pukapuka Talks

Plans for a 2020 arts festival in Nelson have restarted!

The Final Choice Book Tour - Nelson Event 1

Here’s your chance to get informed about the End of Life Choice Act with journalist and author of best-selling book The Final Choice, Caralise Trayes.

The Final Choice Book Tour - Nelson Daytime Event

Here’s your chance to get informed about the End of Life Choice Act with journalist and author of best-selling book The Final Choice, Caralise Trayes.

The Final Choice Book Tour - Nelson Event 2

Here’s your chance to get informed about the End of Life Choice Act with journalist and author of best-selling book The Final Choice, Caralise Trayes.

James Charlton: THROWN

The latest from James Charlton

'A Baa-rilliant Adventure' Book Launch Oxford

Celebrating the launch of 'A Baa-rilliant Adventure' - what happens to the sheep when their shepherds run off to Bethlehem ...

Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage (Hastings)

Adapted from the popular children's book by Malcolm Clarke. A Tu Meke Tūī! and Auckland Live production. Presented by Tour-Makers

Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage (Gisborne)

Adapted from the popular children's book by Malcolm Clarke. A Tu Meke Tūī! and Auckland Live production. Presented by Tour-Makers. Part of the Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2020.

Tu Meke Tūī! Live On Stage (Hamilton)

Adapted from the popular children's book by Malcolm Clarke. A Tu Meke Tūī! and Auckland Live production. Presented by Tour-Makers.

Yarns in Barns

Save the date! Wairarapa's biennial literary festival happening.

Escape!

The Little Festival with Big Ideas

WBAJ charity book signing

We have so many talented authors here in New Zealand and abroad, and WBAJ is the place to meet them!

Escape!

A ‘pop-up’ version of the popular Escape! festival will take place in Tauranga on October 17 and 18 with tickets on sale from September 16.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Daisy Lavea-Timo

Christchurch based slam poet Daisy Lavea-Timo is visiting schools in Hawke's Bay this week.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Gareth Ward

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

Storylines National Story Tour - Central Plateau Region

Applications for Story Tour visits in 2020 are OPEN!

Inspire Series - Joyce Campbell

The next in Te Uru's Inspire Series

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by James Russell

Auckland based author of the Dragons Brothers and Dragon Defenders books (with augmented reality app!) will be visiting schools around Christchurch this week.

Squiggla - Bringing Arts Back into the Classroom

From the co-developers of Squiggla and Te Uru

WORD Christchurch Festival

New Dates! Mark your diaries... the 2020 WORD Christchurch Festival will now be taking place from 30 October - 1 November, with a new grassroots programme.