Our programmes are the cornerstone of our mission to enrich Kiwi communities through the power of reading.

  • Our highly regarded Writers in Schools programme involves more than 40,000 children each year. We connect writers with young readers from the inner city to remote rural classrooms.

  • Our research provides new strategies for increasing the number of lifelong readers for pleasure, and for encouraging greater consumption of Aotearoa books.

  • Our annual Lecture provides an opportunity for one of our country‚Äôs leading writers to discuss an aspect of literature close to their heart.

  • Our travelling author programme Words on Wheels enables readers in all corners of the country to meet Aotearoa writers.

  • Our True Stories Told Live storytelling events bring writers, artists, musicians and other creatives to Aotearoa audiences around the country.