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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September

Seeking The Light : Presentation and book launch

Seeking The Light : Presentation and Book Launch
Edgewater Resort, Sargood Drive, Wanaka

Thursday 1 September 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2022/seeking-the-light-presentation-and-book-launch/wanaka

$3 Book Fair - September 2022

A $3 Book Fair over ten days at Eureka, Waikato

Writer's talk with Tusiata Avia

Join us to hear writer Tusiata Avia in dialogue with Hana Halalele. It will be an informative and entertaining evening. This event is free.

Writer's workshop with Tusiata Avia

Join writer Tusiata Avia for a writing workshop. The workshop costs $50 and include lunch. Spaces are limited to 16. Email jfestrust@gmail.com to book your spot.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by David Riley

Auckland-based author and Reading Warrior David Riley is visiting schools in Mid & South Canterbury this week.

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by David Riley

Auckland writer David Riley is visiting schools in South Canterbury this month.

2022 CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants

The CLNZ Contestable Fund Grants are open for 2022.

Between the Lines: Central Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Hold the date for Between the Lines: Central Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival

Auckland Pop-Up Bookfair

Auckland’s Pop-up Book Fair is BACK!
New Zealand Red Cross and the students of Rangitoto College are proudly hosting this year’s Pop-Up Book Fair 📚📚

Closed to Public

Writers in Schools visits by Des Hunt

Coromandel writer Des Hunt is visiting schools in Auckland this month.

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Writers in Schools visits by James Russell

Auckland writer James Russell is visiting schools in North Canterbury this month.

"Lessons from an Intervention: Afghanistan through Photography"

Behrouz Boochani in conversation with Massoud Hossaini and Nicky Hager

SUE ORR interviewed by NOELLE McCARTHY

Sue Orr interviewed by Noelle McCarthy about LOOP TRACKS.
INTERVIEW / Q+A / BOOK-SIGNING
“I’m very excited to discuss Loop Tracks with Noelle — she understands social and familial politics so well, and writes about them with great curiosity and insight in her memoir Grand. There are significant similarities between New Zealand’s and Ireland’s history when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. And then there’s the recent overturning in the USA of Roe v Wade, sadly reminding us that these rights can never be taken for granted.” -- Sue Orr
“Loop Tracks is one of my favourite novels of the last 12 months, a clever and finely wrought exploration of the ways the past reverberates inside us, and of how secrets and patterns echo down the generations. I'm really looking forward to talking to Sue about the characters she's created and about the historic – and more recent – events that inspired this story.” - Noelle McCarthy

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Writers in Schools visits by Deano Yipadee

Queensland writer and musician Deano Yipadee is visiting schools in Central Otago, Dunedin and Southland this month.

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Writers in Schools visits by Ned Barraud

Wellington writer Ned Barraud is visiting schools in Canterbury this month.