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Find a Writer

During this time of Covid closures and distance learning we still have more than 200 of Aotearoa’s best novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, storytellers, illustrators and more registered as part of the Writers in Schools programme.

We can arrange for your Writers in Schools or Playwrights in Schoolsvisit to happen online or in person - whichever works best for your school. Just fill in the form as normal and we'll match an author to your request. If you would prefer that your author visit to happen by video link then please choose "Video call" in response to "What would you like them to do?" and leave "Where is Your School?" blank. That will give you a list of authors for you to choose from as usual.

If you would like to request a particular author but can't see their name coming up, just type their name into the "Date exceptions" box (we'll know what you mean).


  • Please, try and give a date range of at least two weeks

Writers Available

Choose up to three authors before submitting your booking.

To learn more about any of these authors without losing this bookings page, hover over the author's photo to open their profile page in a new tab, or visit our Writers Files directly.

  • Please select options to see authors

Submit your booking

If you would like to discuss your options, please contact our Programmes Manager, Kathryn Carmody, on 04 909 7718 (DDI) or 027 200 7870 or email: kathryn@read-nz.org