Come see me

Feminist Parenting Forum 

Tuesday 28 March | 7pm – 9pm | Mt Eden War Memorial Hall | 489 Dominion Road, Balmoral | Sliding scale up to $20

Tania Pouwhare (Ngāi Tūhoe) Social Intrapreneur, Auckland Council, previously Women’s Resource Centre, London, Sisilia Eteuati (Samoan) lawyer, writer, poet and blogger, and me! Facilitated by Papatuanuku Nahi, (Ngāpuhi nui tonu) Co-director Awa Associates and hosted and organised by Auckland Women’s Centre. All genders welcome. Register at info  at Here’s the Facebook event page. 

Rants in the Day Havelock North

8 April | 10.30am | Wardini Books 16 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Get your book signed and hear a reading. We’ll have some fun (is 10.30am too early for a wine?)

Rants in the Dark at Upper Hutt City Library

11 April | 7pm | Upper Hutt City Library Rotary Lounge | 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt | Free!

Come and have a wine, hear a reading from the book and ask some questions if you wish! Will be a lovely, informal fun evening to meet some new mamas and get your book signed if you’re buying a book.

Rants in the Day at Wellington City Library

12 April | 12-Noon | Wellington City Library (in the young adult section!)

I’ll be talking about the book, how I wrote it, my processes, and my life as a mum. You can ask questions too! Here’s the Facebook event.

Mama’s Night Out fundraiser for Feilding Playcentre

15 April | 7pm | The Strong Room | 52 Fergusson Street Feilding | FUNDRAISER – TICKETED

The lovely folks at Feilding Playcentre are having a fundraiser! There will be me and the hilarious Sera Devcich as entertainment and there will be raffles, spot prizes, cheese and dessert. Tickets are $30 or you can get a ticket and book combo for $50. Buy your tickets here. The Facebook event page is here.


Want me to come to your thing and speak at your thing I can totally do that and be potentially more eloquent than I am here but no promises. Email me at emilywritesnz @

Here’s some things people have said about me after I came to their thing and spoke at their thing.

“Emily spoke about reaching vulnerable communities in a way that was really accessible. I feel like I can do my job better now – communicating science and health in a way that will actually matter and change things”

“I cried and I laughed so hard I farted”

“Funny and heartbreaking – I haven’t laughed and cries so much in one evening”

“Emily has a way of making you feel like she’s the only one you’re talking to. I saw her at the Opera House and it made me feel like it was the most fun therapy session I’d ever been to. I felt inspired and invigorated but most of all I felt like I mattered as a mum”


If you want to buy Rants in the Dark you can buy it at all good bookstores. Keep a local bookstore going by buying it there – try Time Out in Mt Eden, Ekor Bookshop & Cafe or Unity Books in Wellington or Scorpio Books in Christchurch. If you can’t get to a bookstore – order it online with free international shipping here. Yes, that’s really free ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD you don’t have to be in New Zealand to buy this book! Or you can buy it here, here, here, or here. Or you can get it as an E-book through Apple, Amazon Kindle or Kobo.