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 firstname.lastname@example.org, including event title, short blurb, and full information. We will also promote your events on social media as they arise.
Students from three South Auckland schools will attend the Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme and receive one-on-one mentoring, gratis, in an initiative aimed at fostering Māori and Pasifika writing talent.
More than 90 students from Sir Edmund Hillary College, Otahuhu College and Manurewa High School will be rubbing shoulders with some of the best international and local novelists, poets, illustrators and performers in the programme which commences on 16 May.
The new independent bookshop, Volume, is hosting a special reading of poems written by the late Rachel Bush.
Shifts of Tongue features Wellington-based poet Harry Ricketts together with Nelson-based poets/writers Ruth Allison, Cliff Fell and Lindsay Pope. They will be reading a selection of works by Bush and some of their own work.
Bush, aged 75, passed away in March last year just one month prior to the publication of her final book of poems, Thought Horses. Bush grew up in Christchurch and later moved with husband, Maori traditional instrumentalist, Richard Nunns, to Nelson.
‘Despite the simplicity and obviousness of the dictionary definition of feminism, and despite years of working at feminist non-profits and decades of advocacy, I am disowning the label. If you asked me today if I am a feminist I would not only say no, I would say no with a sneer.’
The New Zealand Book Council invites you to join us for the 2016 NZ Book Council Lecture:
Tala Tusi: The Teller is the Tale in 4 Tales. Delivered by Selina Tusitala Marsh.
Where: National Library of New Zealand, 70 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington
When: Friday 11 November, 6pm
RSVP: This is a free event, but spaces are limited. Please email email@example.com to secure your seat
Wellington’s best-loved little literary festival – LitCrawl – returns for just one night next month, showcasing the words and wisdom of Aotearoa’s finest poets, parents, critics, essayists, illustrators and artists at some of the capital’s quirkiest venues.
A village of resourcefulness (designed and fabricated from waste materials), where skilled craftspeople undertake high quality crafts that are zero waste in nature in a series of temporary shelters; a hands-on activity for kids where they create ‘mutant monsters’ from the parts of old toys; a pop-up restaurant in a bespoke pavilion where diners encounter the full food system; a spectacular temporary city, where waste materials are transformed into beautiful installations, which in turn transform vacant sites in and around the Christchurch Art Gallery in a bold, reimagined Christchurch.
Be a part of New Zealand’s biggest ever book signing and chat with over 70 passionate Kiwi authors from all over New Zealand. You’ll be able to browse through, and purchase, books you might not find on mainstream book shop shelves, discovering gems from a diverse range of genres – and authors!
It’s an exciting time for the literary world, with the resurgence of independent publishing bringing new voices to the fore, allowing for diversity in the publishing landscape. The NZ Book Festival brings writers and readers together to share this common love of the written word.