Events

Keep up to date with Random House New Zealand's calendar of events including upcoming author appearances, tour dates and special events.

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Harry Ricketts

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Harry Ricketts

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Harry Ricketts is a poet, academic, editor and reviewer who has published over 25 books, including nine collections of poems, most recently Just Then. Born in London, he studied at Oxford University and lectured overseas before taking up a teaching post at Victoria University in 1981. Some of Harry’s poems are deftly satiric ‘light’ verse in a variety of traditional forms; others offer wry personal commentaries on the perplexities of love, loss, marriage and parenthood. Harry is introduced by Wellington award-winning poet Saradha Koirala. Hear the poets and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Buy a platter or bring a picnic. Harry Ricketts will also be running a Poetry Workshop on Saturday 25 October. Go to the workshop page for more information.

Oct 27
Time:
Monday, 27 October 2014, 12:30pm
Venue:
Woollaston Estates
Tickets:
COST: GA Seating
Early Bird $15
Full $18
PLUS SERVICE FEE

Tickets here

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Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Harry Ricketts

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Harry Ricketts is a poet, academic, editor and reviewer who has published over 25 books, including nine collections of poems, most recently Just Then. Born in London, he studied at Oxford University and lectured overseas before taking up a teaching post at Victoria University in 1981. Some of Harry’s poems are deftly satiric ‘light’ verse in a variety of traditional forms; others offer wry personal commentaries on the perplexities of love, loss, marriage and parenthood. Harry is introduced by Wellington award-winning poet Saradha Koirala. Hear the poets and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Buy a platter or bring a picnic. Harry Ricketts will also be running a Poetry Workshop on Saturday 25 October. Go to the workshop page for more information.

Time:
Monday, 27 October 2014, 12:30pm
Venue:
Woollaston Estates
Tickets:
COST: GA Seating
Early Bird $15
Full $18
PLUS SERVICE FEE

Tickets here
 
The Hot Spot Poetry Tour is coming to Queenstown

A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children

Local authors, children and schools are joining Paula Green to celebrate children’s poetry!

Time:
Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 5:00pm
Venue:
Remarkables School Hall
Tickets:
Free
 
Woman's Day presents: Chelsea Winter, Everyday Delicious Launch in Nelson

Everyday Delicious

Woman’s Day is proud to present the launch of Chelsea Winter’s new cookbook, Everyday Delicious. Chelsea’s warm, fun and fresh approach to food has seen her quickly become a household name in New Zealand and beyond. With her delicious recipes using everyday ingredients, Chelsea inspires people of all ages and experience levels. Chelsea’s first book, At My Table

Time:
Thursday, 30 October 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Grand Mercure Monaco Resort
6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson
Tickets:
Sold Out
 
The Hot Spot Poetry Tour is coming to Tauranga

A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children

Local authors, children and schools are joining Paula Green to celebrate children’s poetry!

Time:
Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:00pm
Venue:
Tauranga Library, Cnr Wharf & Willow Sts
Tickets:
Free
 
The Hot Spot Poetry Tour is coming to Auckland

A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children

Local authors, children and schools are joining Paula Green to celebrate children’s poetry!

Time:
Saturday, 8 November 2014, 2:00pm
Venue:
National Library Parnell
8 Stanley St, Auckland
Tickets:
Free
 
Meet NZ's Queen of Baking, Jo Seagar in Oamaru

Jo Seagar Bakes

Find out Jo’s favourite recipes and learn her best baking tips! Jo Seagar is known as the Queen of Baking and now here, finally, is her first baking book — destined to become the baking bible for all New Zealand cooks. Jo shares all her tips and helpful hints to make sure your baking works so you can feel confident about making her delicious recipes for family and friends.

Time:
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 7:30pm
Venue:
Loan & Mercantile Building
Tickets:
Tickets $20.00 available from Paper Plus and local Hospice Shop
Funds to Hospice Oamaru Tickets
 
Woman's Day presents: Chelsea Winter, Everyday Delicious Launch in Wellington

Everyday Delicious

Woman’s Day is proud to present the launch of Chelsea Winter’s new cookbook, Everyday Delicious. Chelsea’s warm, fun and fresh approach to food has seen her quickly become a household name in New Zealand and beyond. With her delicious recipes using everyday ingredients, Chelsea inspires people of all ages and experience levels. Chelsea’s first book, At My Table

Time:
Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Chaffers Dock Function Centre
1 Herd Street, Chaffers Dock, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Tickets:
Sold Out
 
Meet NZ's Queen of Baking, Jo Seagar in New Plymouth

Jo Seagar Bakes

Find out Jo’s favourite recipes and learn her best baking tips! Jo Seagar is known as the Queen of Baking and now here, finally, is her first baking book — destined to become the baking bible for all New Zealand cooks. Jo shares all her tips and helpful hints to make sure your baking works so you can feel confident about making her delicious recipes for family and friends.

Time:
Monday, 17 November 2014, 12:00pm
Venue:
Central School Hall, 40 Lemon St, New Plymouth
Tickets:
Tickets: $10 per ticket

Available at New Plymouth Paper Plus and Central School.

Note: This is a fundraiser for the school but some funds will also go to the local Hospice
 
Meet NZ's Queen of Baking, Jo Seagar in Hawera

Jo Seagar Bakes

Find out Jo’s favourite recipes and learn her best baking tips! Jo Seagar is known as the Queen of Baking and now here, finally, is her first baking book — destined to become the baking bible for all New Zealand cooks. Jo shares all her tips and helpful hints to make sure your baking works so you can feel confident about making her delicious recipes for family and friends.

Time:
Monday, 17 November 2014, 7:00pm
Venue:
Paper Plus Hawera, High Street, Hawera
Tickets:
Tickets: $10 per ticket, rsvp to Ross 06 2787197 or hawera.sales@paperplus.co.nz
Note: Ticket sales will be donated to Hospice
 
Julia Gillard in Conversation

My Story

Presented by Auckland Writers Festival and The University of Auckland. In association with Penguin Random House. Julia Gillard served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold either position. Ms Gillard also served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion. Following the publication of her memoirs, My Story, Julia Gillard will discuss her term as Prime Minister, her achievements, her mistakes and about being a woman at the highest levels of Australian political and public life. There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor. Copies of My Story will be on sale and Julia Gillard will be available for signing.

Time:
Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium, University of Auckland Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland

Parking is available below the Owen C Glen Building, 12 Grafton Road.
Tickets:
Pricing is as follows:
Standard ticket: $15.00
University of Auckland Staff & Alumni: $10.00
Auckland Writers Festival Patrons & Friends: $10.00
Students: $8.00


Tickets available here.
 

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Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
Storylines Festival
Christchurch Writers Festival
Going West
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