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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November

BWB Talk: #NoFly Tour (Christchurch)

Over two weeks in November, BWB Author Shaun Hendy will travel around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver five public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, '#NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change' – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.

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Cultivate: A Writing Retreat with Jesse Blackadder

This three-day residential writing retreat with award-winning Australian novelist and children’s book author Jesse Blackadder will give you the skills and confidence to turn your story idea into something remarkable.

Stories Below Sea Level: the Climate in Conversation

Join authors Maria Bargh, Rebecca Priestley, Tim Jones and Jess Richards as they discuss how the climate crisis shapes their work, writing and everyday lives.

Taking the Sting out of Editing

A one-day workshop with Catherine Robertson helps manage the emotional and practical aspects of editing.

BWB Talk: Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World

Join author Ian Smith in celebration of the publication of 'Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World', and in recognition of his long career at the University of Otago.

BWB Talks: #NoFly Tour (Kaikōura)

What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveller) rules out flying for a year?
Over two weeks in November, BWB Author Shaun Hendy is travelling around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver five public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.
Join #BWBTexts author, scientist, and frequent traveller Shaun Hendy, with local chair Ted Howard, in Kaikōura to discuss how we can reduce our carbon emissions by flying less – and to share some practical tips from his recent #NoFly year!

BWB Talks: #NoFly National Tour (Blenheim)

Over two weeks in November, BWB Author Shaun Hendy will travel around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver five public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.

BWB Talks: #NoFly Tour (Blenheim)

What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveller) rules out flying for a year?
Over two weeks in November, BWB Author Shaun Hendy is travelling around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver five public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.
Join #BWBTexts author, scientist, and frequent traveller Shaun Hendy, with local chair Budyong Hill, in Blenheim to discuss how we can reduce our carbon emissions by flying less – and to share some practical tips from his recent #NoFly year!