Apply for a visit

Find a Writer

During this time of Covid-19 closures, and distance learning, we still have over 200 of Aotearoa’s best novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, storytellers and illustrators registered as part of the Writers in Schools programme and we can arrange for your Writers in Schools visit to happen online.

Just fill in the form as normal. Click "Skype" in response to "What would you like them to do?" and leave "Where is Your School?" blank. This will give you a list of authors who'd be a good match for you.

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

Rank up to three author choices before submitting your booking.

To learn more about 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.

  • Please select options to see authors

Submit your booking

If you would like to discuss your options, please contact Kathryn Carmody on 027 200 7870 or email kathryn@read-nz.org