Booksellers NZ Events calendar

Please find below the Booksellers NZ events calendar. This calendar features all of the booky events we have been told about, and some that we have found out about by ourselves! If you would like an event featured on this calendar, please email Sarah at, including event title, short blurb, and full information. We will also promote your events on social media as they arise.

Mandy Hager delivers the Menton Report

A new novel: Chasing Héloise
Every year, the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow delivers a lecture to mark their time in France.

Ladies' Litera-Tea: Tickets on sale now, get in quick

Sunday 1 November 2015 from 1pm to 5.30pm
At The Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls' Grammar School, Silver Road, Epsom

Bards on Fire for New Zealand’s Biggest Slam Prize

The heats are on to see who will be in the running for Going West Books and Writers Festival’s 20th year Poetry Slam Honours. 
Poets can register now to take part in their local selection event. The top three placings from each heat go directly through to the grand final.  It’s a poetry slam worth going all-out for: First prize is $1,000, second prize is $500 and the third prize winner gets $300 – the biggest prize pool for poetry slam in the country. 

New York publisher and writer visits Wellington

New York-based publisher and author Jonathan Galassi will be in Wellington in early September for a few days as a guest of Victoria University of Wellington.
He is the president and publisher of Farrar, Straus & Giroux and writes regularly for The New York Review of Books.
He is also the author of three collections of poetry, a former poetry editor of The Paris Review and author of Muse: A Novel (2015).

Katherine Mansfield’s encounter with New Zealand literature

How Katherine Mansfield may have encountered New Zealand literature will be explored by Professor Jane Stafford at a Victoria University of Wellington public lecture next week.
As part of her inaugural lecture to mark her professorial promotion, Professor Stafford will also discuss just what was meant by New Zealand literature during Mansfield’s time, or if such a term is even justified.

Whanganui Literary Festival happening September 18-20: Early bird tickets available now

The early bird will catch a tasty reduction in ticket prices for the Whanganui Literary Festival main event from September 18-20.
Early bird season tickets are available from Monday, July 13 to Friday, August 21 for $70 ($60 for Friends of the Whanganui Literary Festival - please quote your membership number.) The cost includes all sessions except Fringe, Children's and catered events.