Bookish Events around NZ

Murder in the Library events

Hokitika on 14 July 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards winner Ray Berard (INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE) is joined by 2016 shortlistee Trish McCormack (COLD HARD MURDER) and acclaimed crime writer Simon Snow (DEVIL’S APPLE) to discuss how they create compelling characters, craft page-turning plotlines, and why they’ve chosen to set their exciting tales among wilderness areas and small towns.
WHERE: Westland District Library, 20 Sewell Street, Hokitika
WHEN: 5.30pm

These are free events. More to come … all details and event information found on the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel facebook page.

Manawatu Writers’ Festival

September 8th to the 12th 2017

Manawatu Writers’ Festival 2017 is an opportunity to bring together Manawatu writers, readers and people who are passionate or curious about the craft of writing. The event will feature established authors, informative speakers with up-to-date information about writing and publishing, with workshops, activities, and elements of fun, humour and inspiration.

Further details and programme can be found on the website.

NZ Poetry Conference and Festival – 2017

Auckland 10-12 November 2017

The third New Zealand Poetry Conference and Festival is is to be held in Auckland on the weekend of 10-12 November 2017. The Auckland Poetry Conference and Festival Committee, supported by the New Zealand Poetry Society, eagerly looks forward to celebrating the city’s unique cultural identity through poetry, storytelling, spoken word, workshops, panel discussions and the widest possible sharing of new literary ideas.

Further details on the New Zealand Poetry Society Facebook page.

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