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Hamilton Book Month 2020


Hamilton Book Month


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Rocket Storytime

Amy Harrop

11:00-12:00pm, Saturday 1 August 

Chartwell Library, Lynden Court

Free event

Promote Yourself as an Author!

Kirsten McKenzie

1:00-3:30pm, Saturday 1 August

Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane

$25 cost, registration necessary

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Strange Goods Pop-Up Shop

10:00-4:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday throughout August

Opening event: 6:00-9:00pm, Saturday 1 August 

Never Project Space, Level 2, 123 Commerce St, Frankton

Free event

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What are Readers Reading?

Maebh Long facilitator

6:30-8:00pm, Tuesday 4 August

Central Library, Garden Place

$5 cash

Lit Pub Quiz

Richard Swainson quizmaster

6:00-9:00pm, Thursday 6 August

The Londoner, 596 Victoria St

$10 cost, registration needed

Local Authors

Cate Prestidge facilitator

11:30-1:00pm, Saturday 8 August 

Events Room 1, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event

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Know Your Place

Golriz Ghahraman with chair Kelli Pike

12:00-1:00pm, Monday 10 August 

Clarence St Theatre, Clarence St

Free event

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Romance and Crime

Nalini Singh and Bronwyn Sell with chair Nicky Webber

6.30-8.00pm, Monday 12 October

Events Room 1, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event, no registration required

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Blokes' Book Club

Mark Caunter facilitator

6:30-8:00pm, Thursday 13 August 

Central Library, Garden Place

Free event

Dominic Hoey and essa may ranapiri

Dominic Hoey and essa may ranpiri

6.30-9.30pm, Friday 4 December 

Never Project Space, Level 2, 123 Commerce St, Frankton

$10, cash only

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Lisala Halapua Illustration Workshop

Lisala Halapua

12.30-1.30pm, Sunday 18 October

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Free event

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Young Adult Writers Panel

David Hill, Eileen Merriman + Gareth Ward with chair Tina Shaw

6:30-8:00pm, Wednesday 19 August 

Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

 Waikato University

Free event


Storytelling in the Gallery

10:30-11:00am, Thursday 20 August 

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Free event


Flash Fiction Workshop

Tina Shaw

1:00-4:00pm, Thursday 20 August 

P Block, Wintec, Anglesea St

$25 cost, registration necessary

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Poetry Soiree


6:00-9:00pm, Friday 9 October

Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St

Free event, registration required


Poetry Writing Workshop

Richard von Sturmer

9:00-12:00pm, Saturday 22 August


P Block, Wintec, Anglesea St

$25 cost, registration necessary

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The Quick and The Dead

Scott Bainbridge + Cynric Temple-Camp with chair Nick Clothier

6:30-8:00pm, Tuesday 25 August


Wintec Atrium, Wintec House, City Campus, Anglesea St

Free event

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Rainbow Storytime

Erika and CoCo Flash

10:30-11:30, 12:00-1:00 & 4:30-6:30pm, Friday 28 August

Central Library, Garden Place

Free events

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Waikato Wordsmiths on Show

1:00-3:00pm, Saturday 29 August 


Events Room 1, Wintec, Anglesea St

Free event

Sensory Storytime


Gameedah Jonas, Christie Roberts and Meenu Wadhwa

12:30-2:00pm, 27 September 

Central Library, Garden Place

Free event

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Hamilton Book Month in August 2020 celebrates NZ authors and their writing, with 20 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,  Trust Waikato and University of Waikato.

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