Literary Events

Neil Grant: Master Potter

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to partner with Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art for the launch of Neil Grant: Master Potter by Peter Stupples, held on 20 October 2021.

‘‘Pottery is my challenge, striving toward the unreachable — creating something which I cannot define, probably will not attain, yet which compels me to turn and assemble and glaze and fire ...’’

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A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aoteatoa

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to partner with Auckland University Press and Dunedin Public Libraries on the Dunedin launch of the first-ever anthology of Asian New Zealand creative writing, A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Paula Morris and Alison Wong.

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Behrouz Boochani and Professor Alison Phipps in conversation

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) estimates that there are 68.5million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Of these, 24.5million are recognised as refugees and 3.1million as asylum seekers.

On 7 February 2020 the Centre for Global Migrations and Mornington Methodist Church co-hosted a conversation between Behrouz Boochani and Professor Alison Phipps.

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MEETING RITA BY JENNY POWELL DUNEDIN UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE BOOK LAUNCH EVENT 

In partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries and Cold Hub Press, Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature was proud to host a well-attended free event celebrating the publication of Jenny Powell’s Meeting Rita in the City Library on Tuesday 3 August 2021.

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Prague in my Bones by Jindra Tichý 

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature in partnership with Quentin Wilson Publishing and Dunedin Public Libraries was thrilled to launch Jindra Tichý’s long-awaited memoir Prague in My Bones.The audience was treated to a beautiful slideshow of Jindra’s native city Prague and these images made the occasion.

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