City of Literature News

YOUNG WRITER’S FESTIVAL IN JUNE CONFIRMED FOR DUNEDIN

Posted by on 26 April 2015

New Zealand finally has an annual festival produced by, and for, our young and emerging writers.

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DUNEDIN WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL MAY 5 - 10

Posted by on 25 April 2015

Dunedin has a swag of top international and national authors converging on the city in May for the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival (May 5-10). 

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A Sense of Wonder Reading, Writing and Publishing Children’s Literature

Posted by on 14 April 2015

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is delighted to announce its 2015 annual symposium in Dunedin, New Zealand’s UNESCO City of Literature. The event will feature an opening lecture by Julia Marshall, an Otago graduate and editor of the very successful children’s publisher, Gecko >Press, on Thursday evening at the Dunedin Public Library. Friday will be devoted to panel presentations at the College of Education on the University campus presenting current research on chidren’s literature. Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute presentations on any aspect of children’s literature, though preference will be given to proposals focusing on the following themes:

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National Poetry Day returns for its 18th year – Registrations open now!

Posted by on 24 March 2015

The highly popular and eclectic National Poetry Day will be staged for its 18th year on 28 August 2015. A varied programme of events around the country will celebrate poetry in its many forms and engage with writers and readers at all levels.

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UNESCO Cities of Literature Celebrate Book Baptism

Posted by on 20 March 2015

The launch of Jindra Tichá’s first novel in English will present an opportunity to unite two UNESCO Cities of Literature at the Dunedin City Library later this month.

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Sue Wootton Wins Caselberg Prize

Posted by on 5 March 2015

First prize of $500 in the fifth annual Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015 has been won by Dunedin poet Sue Wootton, for her poem ‘Luthier’. Second prize ($250) was awarded to Jessica le Bas, of Nelson, for ‘Four Photographs from a Window’.

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Local Screenwriter Chosen For Literary Tour

Posted by on 30 January 2015

Emerging Dunedin screenwriter Henry Feltham has been chosen to create a 20 minute literary tour of the city to be shown as part of the Digital Writers’ Festival in Melbourne next month.

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Dunedin to Host Screenwriting Research Network Conference

Posted by on 19 January 2015

Dunedin and the University of Otago have achieved an international coup by being named as the hosts of the Screenwriting Research Network Conference in 2017.

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'Loves Me Not' in eBook company's top picks

Posted by on 22 December 2014

A Dunedin book has made the 'must reads of 2014' of one of the world's biggest eReader companies.

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WANTED: Dunedin’s emerging writers to deliver digital tour of Dunedin’s literary hotspots

Posted by on 20 December 2014

The Digital Writers Festival is calling out for emerging writers to pitch their ideas for showcasing a live 20 minute streamed tour of Dunedin’s great literary city.

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