Bookish Events around NZ

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.

Whanganui Literary Festival

30 September – 8 October 2017

The  Whanganui Literary Festival is a vibrant biennial writers and readers festival with a lifestyle theme.

Visit the website for more information – Whanganui Literary Festival; times and venues can be found on the programme.


Friday 6 – Sunday 8 October 2017

Held at: King’s School, Remuera, Auckland

Interested in honing your writing or illustrating skills for children?
Come and be a part of this exciting hui with keynote speakers Brian FalknerDavid Hill and Tessa Duder, and a host of acclaimed writers and Illustrators, including Joy CowleyGavin BishopDonovan BixleyDavid ElliotKate De GoldiKyle Mewburn and Stacy Gregg, all sharing their experience and knowledge in workshops, master classes and panels.

Further information on the website – Storylines Hui find more events at Storylines events


Wednesday 11-Friday 27 OCTOBER 2017

Incorporates the Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Programme – for further details on the programme go to the website Nelson Arts Festival.

NZ Book Week: 23-29 October 2017

Different events will be happening around the country – check you local bookstores and libraries for more details.

Annual Writers Weekend

4 -5 November 2017

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is Aotearoa New Zealand’s first national writers’ facility and literary centre. Supporting New Zealand writers and promoting the development of high-quality New Zealand writing.

For more information about the Michael King Writers’ Centre, look on their website.  Details about the Writers Weekend programme and tickets.

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.

If you would like to know more and get involved with organisation please contact

New Zealand Book festival

Saturday 11th November 2017

Held At: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland

If you love books, The NZ Book Festival is one of the top Auckland events not to be missed! Meet Kirsten McKenzie and other New Zealand authors and discover new books to read or buy for yourself or for someone else as a Christmas gift.
Entry to this family-friendly annual event is FREE, offering something for everyone, including good coffee and tasty treats to keep your energy up while you browse the selection of books for sale.

Fund out more on the website – NZ Book Festival