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.

Going West Festival a Feast for Book, Theatre and Film Lovers

Come to where the trees soar high and join some of the country’s best known writers of books, songs, film and theatre at the 22nd Going West Books and Writers Festival this September. 

Books, Magic and Literary Stars

Did you know that Gareth Ward from Wardini Books has his debut novel launching, the night before conference? Go and support him at the Storylines event - books, magic and literary stars. There will be a panel discussion on 'what makes an award-winning book', a talk from Joy Cowley, and a performance by The Great Wardini (Gareth with his sparkly pants on).

Hobson Room, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Friday 18 August, 6.00 - 8.15pm.

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"Masterful, provocative” novelist visits Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is excited to host award-winning Australian novelist Charlotte Wood at one of its Writers on Mondays events this month.
Ms Wood will read and discuss her successful fiction and non-fiction work with IIML senior lecturer Emily Perkins at a free event at Te Papa at 12.15pm on Monday 24 July. Ms Wood will also conduct a master class at the IIML for creative writing students on the Master of Arts and PhD programmes.

Katherine Mansfield House fundraising event, 1 August

Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand’s most famous short story author whose writing is admired and studied throughout the world. The Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, Katherine’s birthplace at 25 Tinakori Road, Wellington, is a museum dedicated to celebrating her life and literary works.  
Help us keep Katherine Mansfield’s legacy alive by attending this fundraising event to launch the house and garden restoration project. New Zealand’s foremost literary house museum, the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden educates and inspires New Zealanders about Katherine Mansfield and her internationally acclaimed works. 

Books, Magic and Literary Stars

New Zealand’s popular children’s literature festival hosts evening event for adults and young adults
The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust’s first evening event this year will include magical entertainment from author Gareth Ward as ‘The Great Wardini’, a panel discussion with leading New Zealand authors on what makes an award-winning book, and a special guest appearance by Storylines' patron, Joy Cowley.

WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Arts Festival team up for Shifting Points of View

WORD Christchurch, in association with Christchurch Arts Festival, is pleased to announce Shifting Points of View, a series of events designed to provoke and enlighten, and maybe even change your perspective on the world.

Riddling music of Manhire and Meehan launches Writers on Mondays

Writers on Mondays 2017, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), brings together a line-up of new and established talent to showcase what’s happening in the world of New Zealand writing and beyond. 

International Authors Ian Rankin, Stella Duffy, Hannah Kent and John Lanchester join Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

An impressive line-up of international and Kiwi authors, including one of the world’s top crime writers Ian Rankin, writer and theatremaker Stella Duffy, multi-award-winning English novelist and journalist John Lanchester, Australian author Hannah Kent, English biographer and writer of Victorian thrillers MJ Carter and writer-performer Rebecca Vaughan, join the third Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival to be held May 9–14 2017. 

WORD Christchurch announces Autumn Season in association with AWF

Following the overwhelming success of their 2016 Writers and Readers Festival in August, WORD Christchurch has teamed up with the Auckland Writers Festival to keep the momentum going by bringing six top quality international writers to the city in May.