dtour app

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature has teamed up with the University of Otago’s Department of English and Linguistics to create dtour, an app that links remarkable writers and their stories to remarkable sites in Dunedin and the Otago region, with many more to follow.

These literary locations reflect the city’s colourful cultural history and showcase its signature built heritage and natural environment. The resource is packed with local colour and flavour, featuring original scripts for each entry, composed by outstanding creative writers and voiced-over by Otago alumna and writer Sue Wootton and media personality Dougal Stevenson.

dtour is available for Apple iOS devices as a free download from the AppStore and for Android devices as a free download from Google Play.


Dark Dunedin: Heaven Looks On

When a young woman’s body is discovered in the Dunedin Town Belt, Louise Hepburn finds herself haunted by both the case and her past.


Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 sessions

 The 2021 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival was held in Ōtepoti Dunedin, our UNESCO City of Literature, from the 6th until the 9th of May.

In this podcast series, we share recordings from these sessions with you.

This Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival podcast was brought to you with funding from Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the expertise of OAR FM. The festival also offers thanks to our major funders: Creative NZ, the Dunedin City Council, and the Otago Community Trust.


Library Mix

The latest news and events from our Dunedin Public Libraries, and music from the libraries’ extensive collection.


New Zealand Young Writers Festival 2018

Join scribes of all stripes in Dunedin for the annual New Zealand Young Writers Festival.


Profile of 20 Young Poets

In this series we profile 20 young Dunedin writers about their passion for poetry and creative writing.

We will also hear them perform their own original works and explore the background of their stories.


Wireless Books

Nothing can replace the pleasure of turning the pages of the written book.

Wireless Books explores our city’s rich literary heritage, talking with people who are passionate about the printed word, and celebrating the Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute’s fascinating local history.

Join Christine and Beth every second Saturday for reviews and discussion about books old and new.

Proudly sponsored by the Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute:


Write On with Vanda Symon

Write On is the hugely popular radio programme from the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors.

It is produced and hosted by Vanda Symon, the Dunedin-based New Zealand crime fiction writer.

In each monthly show, Vanda interviews local writers and people involved in the book industry.

She also promotes local events and shares some good music.

Write On has its own website and is proudly sponsored by Otago University Press .


Write Spot with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature

Every fortnight on Otago Access Radio’s OARsome Morning Show, Write Spot takes a look at how our city is embracing its City of Literature status with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature director Nicky Page.

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