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.

World-Class Feminist Panel to be streamed live into Christchurch

WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts present ‘How To Be a Feminist’, a live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March. Featuring Germaine Greer, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Tara Moss, Clementine Ford and Celeste Liddle.

How to be a Feminist: Sunday 8 March, Christchurch

WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts are proud present ‘How To Be a Feminist’, a live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival.
This lively panel, including Germaine Greer, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Tara Moss, Kate Bolick, Clementine Ford and Celeste Liddle will tease out what feminism can be and achieve in 2015 and beyond, what’s worth fighting about, and whether ‘labels’ really matter.

Festival of Colour announces world premieres as tenth anniversary programme launched

The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour today revealed a packed seven-day programme featuring an exciting mix of theatre, visual art, dance, conversation and music from New Zealand and around the world.

Expanded to include the Anzac Day public holiday, this year’s event runs from Tuesday 21 to Monday 27 April in Wanaka, Queenstown and Central Otago and marks the tenth anniversary of ‘the best little arts festival in New Zealand’.

The 2015 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards launch this February

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) is bringing back its iconic book awards this year with a soft launch in February followed by an awards ceremony on June 15 in Auckland.
The most prestigious and longest running awards in New Zealand have been promoting outstanding children’s books by Kiwi authors and illustrators since 1944. Each entry is subjected to thorough readings by the toughest of judges: librarians. The 2015 judges are Pamela Jones, Helen O’Carroll, Sue Maxwell, and Te Rangi Rangi Tangohau.

Chasing the Rose: An evening with Andrea di Robilant in Wellington

Join Italian historian and author Andrea di Robilant as he talks about his fascinating book Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside in Wellington on February 26.
Andrea di Robilant (right) will discuss his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose, a journey that took him through the Venetian Countryside and into some of the most exquisite rose gardens in Europe today. 

Stage adaptation of Sarkies' novel Demolition of the Century returns home to Circa

Performed by Duncan Sarkies and Joe Blossom
Produced by Show Pony
Circa Theatre, Jan 31 – Feb 21 2015
1 Taranaki St, Wellington
$35 Full / $28 Conc / $20 Under 25s & Industry / $12 children. Family pass (2 adults, 2 children) $80
Bookings: 04 801 7992,

Barbara Ewing on tour

‘Ewing is an accomplished storyteller who puts the pleasure of her readers first.’ Independent

Author of the Gruffalo Julia Donaldson In Wellington

Macmillan Publishers, Scholastic NZ, and The Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie invite children and the young at heart tojoin Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and other beloved children's books, for a very special concert. 
St Peter's on Willis, 211 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington Thursday 12 February 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm.
Julia will speak, read and sing from her wide range of children's books. A special treat for Gruffalo fans everywhere!