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: Sarah-Kate Lynch

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Sarah-Kate Lynch

Screw You Dolores

When Sarah-Kate Lynch turned 50 she declared ‘A Year of Me’ and set off to find shoes in Paris – oh, and the secret to happiness. Along the way were many trials and tribulations, recounted in the endearing, hilarious bestseller, Screw You Dolores. Find a friend or two and join us for lunch with this insightful and entertaining Woman’s Day columnist and travel writer. Be the first to hear about her brand new novel, Heavenly Hirani’s School of Laughing Yoga. Sarah-Kate will be in conversation with Jacquetta Bell.

Oct 24
Time:
Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:30pm
Venue:
Granary Festival Café
Tickets:
COST: GA Seating
Early Bird $10
Full $15
Pre-order lunch:
$15 extra
PLUS SERVICE FEE
Tickets here

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Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Sarah-Kate Lynch

Screw You Dolores

When Sarah-Kate Lynch turned 50 she declared ‘A Year of Me’ and set off to find shoes in Paris – oh, and the secret to happiness. Along the way were many trials and tribulations, recounted in the endearing, hilarious bestseller, Screw You Dolores. Find a friend or two and join us for lunch with this insightful and entertaining Woman’s Day columnist and travel writer. Be the first to hear about her brand new novel, Heavenly Hirani’s School of Laughing Yoga. Sarah-Kate will be in conversation with Jacquetta Bell.

Time:
Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:30pm
Venue:
Granary Festival Café
Tickets:
COST: GA Seating
Early Bird $10
Full $15
Pre-order lunch:
$15 extra
PLUS SERVICE FEE
Tickets here
 
The Hot Spot Poetry Tour is coming to Dunedin

A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children

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

Time:
Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:30pm
Venue:
University Bookshop
378 Great King Street, Dunedin
Tickets:
Free
 
 Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers: Harry Ricketts' Poetry Workshop

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Bring along your own poem for a workshop session with this noted writer, poet and teacher. Harry teaches English literature and creative writing at Victoria University. He has published over 20 books, including editing Essential New Zealand Poems

Time:
Saturday, 25 October 2014, 9:30am
Venue:
Room G304 NMIT Arts & Media building, Nile St
Tickets:
PRICE: $22
PLUS SERVICE FEE

Tickets
 
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
 

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