Words v World
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Words v World

Sparkling literary times with recipients of the Sir James Wallace scholarships for Masters of Creative Writing at the University of Auckland.

With readings by Rosetta Allan, Cybonn Ang, Simon Comber, Meagan France, Angelique Kasmara, Rachel O'Connor, Tom Romeo, and Josie Shapiro.

Free entry, plus snacks, chit-chat, and even a glass of wine. Truly we are blessed.

Sunday October 7, 3pm.

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Readings from the Geometry | Open Book National Poetry Contest
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Readings from the Geometry | Open Book National Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Geometry and The Open Book.

Come along to hear the winner and the Judge's selection from submissions to our poetry competition.

Includes work by Paula Harris, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Madeleine Ballard, Kim Fulton, Amanda Hunt, Jilly O’Brien, Wes Lee, Isabelle McNeur, and Ruby Porter

Saturday August 25, 3pm

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Readings from Geometry Three
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Readings from Geometry Three

Join us for poetry and prose readers by contributors to the latest issue of Geometry, the new literary magazine.

Readings by:

* Jamie de Jong (prose writer/poet)
* Gina Cole (writer)
* Bryan Walpert (poet)
* Piet Nieuwland (writer)
* Paula Morris (writer)

Sunday 29 July, 3pm.

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Deep Surface: letterpress and poetry
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Deep Surface: letterpress and poetry

Come join us for poetry and printmaking. At 3pm talks from:

* Jo Giddens (printmaker, wordsmith)
* Ya-Wen Ho 賀雅雯 (poet, publisher)
* Makyla Curtis (poet, compositor)

Join us from 12:30pm for printmaking yourself. Click through to find out how to book.

Plus: come do some letterpress printing yourself from 12:30pm. Book a time here, or just turn up.

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Ears Wide Open: Street Photography
May
30
to Jun 20

Ears Wide Open: Street Photography

Exhibition now in store every day 10am to 5pm until June 20.

Come join us for the debut exhibition by New Zealand based photographer Nick Marsh (UK). Shot in and around Central Auckland, this collection explores the discord between real and imagined narratives that street photography offers.

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Launch: 5pm, Wednesday 30 May.
Exhibition: Every day, 10am to 5pm from May 30 to June 20 

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Two Halves Make a Whole
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Two Halves Make a Whole

Two Halves Make a Whole is a piece of participative performance art, a creative investigation into how tech facilitates connection, between people, between ideas, across space and across time.

Come along. You will love it. Bring your favourite book.

Saturday May 19, 1pm

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Book launch: Better Lives
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Book launch: Better Lives

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research invites you to join us  at the Open Book for the launch of the new book, Better Lives, and a discussion with the authors Julie Fry and Peter Wilson.

Join a conversation about immigration and wellbeing and what the future might hold for New Zealand. Pre-order a signed copy of the book or get one on the night. Find out more about the book.

Friday, April 13 at 6:30pm

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Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Pride Parade

Hooray for the Pride Parade.

4:30pm: Ponsonby Road is closed to vehicles. An awesome time for skateboarding or cycling tbh.

5:30pm: Street entertainment starts

7:30pm: Parade Starts (travelling from Tole St to Western Park).

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