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.

WRITERS ON MONDAYS: A special launch invitation

Join us to celebrate the programme release for our upcoming winter reading series!
Writers on Mondays runs from 13 July - 28 September and is a weekly cultural bright spot through the colder months.
Hosted by Te Papa at their stunning 4th Floor Marae, this popular lunchtime event is a chance to hear new writing and creative insights from some of our most distinguished writers, as well as brand new voices and special international guests.
We have a cracking line-up for the 2015 programme and can't wait to share it with you - along with a special short taster to whet your appetite.

Bring National Poetry Day to Your Bookshop this Year!

National Poetry Day celebrates its 18th birthday on the 28th of August and it's time to register events for this year's official calendar. 
Find out more about creating a National Poetry Day event by reading the 2015 National Poetry Day Guidelines here.

Vona Groarke Visits Wellingotn

The IIML is delighted to host acclaimed Irish poet Vona Groarke who will be reading her poems and talking about her
work, with Cliff Fell, at the City Gallery in Wellington.
The event is part of her visit to Victoria University's IIML where she will be conducting a master class for creative writing students on the MA and PhD programme.

Inaugural NZ young writer’s festival to be held in June

A new festival to support young New Zealand writers well be held in Dunedin from 4- 7 June.

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival will feature 15 free events involving writers and editors from across New Zealand with backgrounds in television, journalism, magazines, theatre, radio and blogs. Events include workshops, performances and panel discussions, and will be produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust with support from UNESCO and media company Phantom Billstickers.

Leading New Zealand authors visit Central North Island

Atholl Anderson and Aroha Harris will be visiting Napier, Gisborne, Rotorua and Hamilton in April to talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History.

National Poetry Day returns for its 18th year – Registrations now open

The highly popular and eclectic National Poetry Day will be staged for its 18th year on 28 August 2015. A varied programme of events around the country will celebrate poetry in its many forms and engage with writers and readers at all levels. 
“National Poetry Day is a golden opportunity to celebrate New Zealand poetry not just within extended poetry communities but also within mainstream contexts … Across the nation, a range of eclectic and stimulating events demonstrate new ways to promote the joy of poetry,” says poet Paula Green.

Dunedin Writers And Readers Festival May 5-10

Dunedin has a swag of top international and national authors converging on the city in May for the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival (May 5-10).