Hamilton Book Month



Hamilton Book Month


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11:00-12:00pm, 3 August 

Chartwell Library, Lynden Court

Rocket Storytime

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6:30-8:00pm,  4 August 

Long Room, Wintec House, Anglesea St

NZ Book Awards Finalists Panel


Secondary: 10:00-10:45am, 11:15-12:00pm

Playhouse Theatre, Waikato University

Gate 2b Knighton Road, Hamilton

Primary: 10:00-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, 12:30-1:00pm, 1:15-1:45pm

Central Library

Garden Place, Hamilton


Books Alive


6:30-8:00pm, 6 August 

The Meteor Theatre, 1 Victoria St

Contemporary Fiction Panel

6:00-9:00pm, 8 August

The Londoner, 596 Victoria St

Lit Pub Quiz

11:30-1:00pm, 10 August 

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

Local Authors

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12:00-12:45pm, 12 August 

Events Room 2, Wintec, Anglesea St

1:30-3:00pm, 12 August

P Block, Wintec, Anglesea St

Our Story, Our Song, Our Time


10:30, 11:45 & 1:30pm, 13 August

Glenview Library, Macdonald Rd

10:30, 11:45 & 1:30pm, 14 August

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

10:30, 11:45 & 1:30pm, 15 August

Central Library, Garden Place

Te Reo Wainene o Tua


10.30-11.00am, 15 August 

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Storytelling in the Gallery

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6:30-8:00pm, 15 August 

Long Room, Wintec House, Anglesea St

Recipes and Research

1:30-3:00pm, 17 August 

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Shaping Hamilton Writers

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1:30-3:00pm, 18 August 

Creative Waikato, 11 Garden Place

Cross-Cultural Writing: A Borderless Journey

6:30-8:00pm, 20 August 

Long Room, Wintec House, Anglesea St

Historical Fiction Panel

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6:00-9:00pm, 21 August 

P Block, Wintec, Anglesea St

Historical Fiction Writing Workshop

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4:00-5:30pm,  22 August 

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Standing up to prejudice, discrimination & bullying

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9:30-10:30am, 23 August

Miltons Canteen, 127 Alexandra St

Poetry Brunch


1:30-3:15pm, 23 August

P Block, Wintec, Anglesea St

Poetry Writing Workshop

10:30-12:30pm, 24 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

Self-Publishing Seminar

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1:30-3:00pm, 24 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

Crime Writing Panel

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6:00-8:00pm, 30 August

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Catching Up With James Cook (And Others)

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10:00-1:00pm, 31 August

Southwell School Library, 200 Peachgrove Rd

Telling Our Stories

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Hamilton Book Month in August 2019 celebrates NZ authors and their writing, with 21 fiction and nonfiction events covering different genres. Readers from the Waikato and beyond are invited to meet authors and illustrators, listen to them discuss their work, and ask questions. With activities and events for all ages, all month, this is a local celebration you won't want to miss.  

​Thank you to our major sponsors Creative New Zealand, Hamilton City Council  and Trust Waikato.

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