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Live Poetry Reading at Auckland Library

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Join poets - • Peter Bland • Janet Charman • Riemke Ensing • Paula Green • Siobhan Harvey • Courtney Sina Meredith • Bob Orr • Alistair Paterson • Kevin Ireland • C. K. Stead • Albert Wendt • Nicholas Reid - for a reading at the Auckland Library to celebrate the release of Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page.

Time:
Friday, 25 July 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Central City Library, Whare Wananga, Level 2
Tickets:
Booking recommended, please email ana.worner@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
 
Live Poetry Reading at Dunedin City Library

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Join poets - Diane Brown • Peter Olds • Rhian Gallagher • Michael Harlow • David Howard • Kay McKenzie Cooke • David Eggleton • Sue Wootton • Vincent O’Sullivan • Jenny Powell • Richard Reeve • Brian Turner • Emma Neale • James Norcliffe (MC) - for a reading at the Dunningham Room, Dunedin City Library to celebrate the release of Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page.

Time:
Friday, 25 July 2014, 7:00pm
Venue:
Dunningham Room
4th floor, Dunedin City Library
Tickets:
Free entry.
Books available thanks to UBS Otago
 
Live Poetry Reading at the Yurt, Free House Nelson

Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page

Join poets - Gordon Challis • Rae Varcoe • Cliff Fell • Jessica Le Bas • Rachel Bush • Lindsay Pope • James Norcliffe • Siobhan Harvey (MC) - for a reading at the Yurt, Free House Nelson to celebrate the release of Essential New Zealand Poems: Facing the Empty Page.

Time:
Thursday, 31 July 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Yurt – The Free House Nelson
95 Collingwood Street
Tickets:
Free entry with purchase of a drink.
Books available thanks to Page & Blackmore
 
Christchurch City Libraries Community Read: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

The 10pm Question: A Novel

Join in the Community Read! Christchurch City Libraries, South Library invites you to read, share and discuss Link textThe 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi throughout August 2014. This event is for all ages. Find out more at christchurchcitylibraries.com or by phoning 941 5140

Time:
Friday, 1 August 2014
Venue:
South Library
Tickets:
Throughout August
 
Join best-selling US author, Karin Slaughter at Auckland City Library

Cop Town

Don’t miss this compelling event with US bestselling crime-writer, Karin Slaughter while she’s in New Zealand talking about Cop Town — her latest crime thriller which takes us into the darkest heart of 70s Atlanta in search of the city’s serial cop killer.

Time:
Monday, 11 August 2014, 5:30pm
Venue:
Level 2, Whare Wananga, Central City Library, Lorne St, Auckland

Tickets:
Free entry
 
Join best-selling US author, Karin Slaughter at Wellington Central Library

Cop Town

Don’t miss this compelling event with US bestselling crime-writer, Karin Slaughter while she’s in New Zealand talking about Cop Town — her latest crime thriller which takes us into the darkest heart of 70s Atlanta in search of the city’s serial cop killer.

Time:
Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 6:00pm
Venue:
Ground Floor, Wellington City Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington

Tickets:
Free entry
 
Get your copy of Fiona's Flame signed by Rachael Herron at Paperplus Hornby

Fiona's Flame

Join Rachael Herron and the Paperplus Hornby Team for a fun-filled day at the Hub. Ask the staff how you can win a great gift basket selection of "Red Dust" books!

Time:
Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:00pm
Venue:
Paperplus Hornby
418 Main South Road
Hornby
Tickets:
Free

Won't be in town? Pre-pay for a copy to be signed.
 
Join Rachael Herron for in store for a Knit and Chat

Fiona's Flame

Bring your knitting and Join Rachael Herron at the Holland Road Yarn Company to discuss your knitting and her latest novel Fiona's Flame

Time:
Saturday, 16 August 2014, 1:00pm
Venue:
Holland Road Yarn Company
Upstairs, Grand Arcade, 16 Willis St
ph 4996845 | shop@hollandroadyarn.co.nz | hollandroadyarn.co.nz

Tickets:
Free
 
Join Rachael Herron at the Orewa Library

Fiona's Flame

Join Rachael Herron at the Orewa library for a chat about her latest book Fiona's Flame and her knitting!

Time:
Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:00am
Venue:
Orewa Library
12 Moana Ave,
Orewa
Tickets:
Free event

Books available for purchase and signing.
 
Heritage Afternoon Tea: WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival

Dot: Queen of Riverstone Castle

Join two South Island grandes dames, Rosie Belton and Dot Smith, as they entertain you over tea and biscuits with readings and stories from their recent books. In her delightful memoir, Wild Blackberries, Rosie Belton has written not only her own story but also a social history of food in New Zealand. In Dot – Queen of Riverstone Castle, Dot Smith tells of growing up on a dairy farm, her struggles and triumphs, the travels that have inspired her and her castle near Oamaru. Hosted by Ruth Todd from Bookenz on Plains FM

Time:
Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:00pm
Venue:
Heritage Hotel
28 - 30 Cathedral Square
Tickets:
$35/$33

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Festivals

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