Although less large format festivals and events are active due to the Covid Pandemic, there are still some literary events to enjoy throughout the city and will provide various benefits to learning new publishing and writing skills or just to meet a famous writer.
These are some of the most anticipated literary events happening in Auckland in 2022.
Auckland Writers Festival – 10-15 May 2022
Auckland Writers Festival has been running as an annual event for the past 21 years. The festival sees some of the most well-known international writers and authors joining the festival to talk about literature and showcase some of their most profound works.
The festival aims to explore ideas, share stories, and experience brilliant conversations about literature.
Going West Book & Writers Festival – September 2022
This is an annual festival that usually takes place during September each year. The festival is held in Titirangi, Auckland and includes various events that form part of the west as well.
The festival usually runs for a couple of days which includes a weekend where local New Zealand writers and poets come together to take part in a conversation and a panel discussion with readings.
Passion2Published Masterclass – 28 January 2022
This is the perfect event for aspiring novelists and authors to attend in Auckland. The event will help writers to understand the fundamentals of self-publishing as well as how to get a publishing house to take on a project.
The event is partly hosted by Global Book Publishing, with the CEO also attending the event to provide a publishing workshop to all attendees. The 2-hour workshop will provide attendees with information on how to write the perfect book and how to create a publishing strategy.
These events are crucial for literature to stay relevant and keep growing to encourage more people to take on writing and build a passion for the industry.