Storylines Margaret Mahy National Awards Day

Congratulations to Elizabeth Jones - winner of the 2024 Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for a lifetime achievement and co...

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

Huia Publishers wins big at Bologna

New Zealand’s leading indigenous publishers have been recognised for their excellence on the world stage at this year’s ...

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

Poetry Shelf musings:

Louise Wallace – On poetic form in romesh dissanayake’s novel When I open the shop

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

2024 marks the bicentenary of Lord Byron's death

Heritage Collections, Dunedin City Library, is doing its bit: a small display of Byron materials - signatures and book -...

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

New Book: A Different Light First Photographs of Aotearoa

Edited by Catherine Hammond and Shaun Higgins

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

Te Papa Tupu: A mentoring programme for aspiring Māori writers

Applications close 30 April 2024

Posted: Thursday April 11, 2024

Poetry Shelf Review

Robyn Maree Pickens – Tung

Posted: Wednesday April 10, 2024

Book Review

Sewing Moonlight by Kyle Mewburn

Posted: Wednesday April 10, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Listen to this mesmerising kōrero on ‘Write Spot with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature' between Jeff Harford and Terry ...

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

The 2024 Sargeson Prize is now open for entries

Entries close 30 June 2024

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

Join the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival team!

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival is currently looking to fill two positions.

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

Poetry Shelf Musings:

Kay McKenzie Cooke – Give a Book Time

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

Caselberg Trust International Poetry Competition

Opens Saturday 1 June and closes on Wednesday 31 July 2024

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

'A Depressive Woman in a Hot Pool'

Chris Else Reviews

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

Landfall Review online - 'A Bunch of Memories Are All I’ve Got'

Michelle Elvy Reviews

Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2024

Warmest congratulations to The Trapeze Artists,

winner of the City of Literature Beyond Words Award in Dunedin Fringe Festival 2024!

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

Janet Frame at 100

Auckland Writers Festival

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

Tale of famous Baldwin St updated

The Steepest Street in the World, Ian Dougherty Saddle Hill Press - reviewed by Jim Sullivan

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

The 2024 NFFD competition is open through April 30!

Send your best 300 words

Posted: Sunday April 7, 2024

New Zealander of the Year: Fast Favourites with Dr Jim Salinger

Dr Jim Salinger has been recognised this week as Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year - Te Pou Whakarae o Aotearoa, for 20...

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

‘Exposure doesn’t pay the rent’: New platform helps creatives control their mahi

Yolunda Hickman, artist and former Postgraduate Programme Leader Fine Arts, at Whitecliffe College spoke with the Sunday...

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

NZ Poetry Shelf 2024 is back

Read Paula's update

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR PHANTOM BILLSTICKERS NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2024!

Mark your calendars! The date for this year’s nationwide celebration of poetry is scheduled for Friday 23 August. Regist...

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants

Next Funding Round closes 15 April 2024

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

2024 Dunedin Fringe Festival winners announced

Congratulations to all the 2024 Dunedin Fringe Festival winners especially The Trapeze Artists, Opera Otago, winner of t...

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2024

New Youth Zone Show on Oar FM

Cutting Room Floor is a podcast where nothing is off-topic or too niche.

Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024

2025 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival Dates Announced!

Book lovers and literary fans, mark your calendars - the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival will be back for 2025, run...

Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024

Final call for A&U NZ Fiction Prize submissions!

Submissions close this Sunday 31st March

Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024

Liz Breslin attends NeMLA 55th Annual Convention in Boston

"It’s alllllll about community"

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Listen to this special kōrero on ‘Write Spot with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature' between Jeff Harford and Iona Winte...

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2024

New tool to help creatives with copyright

Staggering stats on how little NZ creatives know about their rights when it comes to their mahi has prompted a new onlin...

Posted: Sunday March 24, 2024

Creative NZ Early Career Fund - Toi Tipu Toi Rea

Funding to support artists, practitioners, and collaboratives at the early stage of their career who wish to learn, crea...

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2024

A History of Kindness

How art holds us (part one)

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2024

Thousands expected to attend Pacific festival

A Dunedin festival which brings the Pacific "to people's backyards" is expected to continue its rapid growth and attract...

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2024

An incident in Millers Flat

Kyle Mewburn tells the story behind the house she bought after conducting the land transfer in Gore

Posted: Thursday March 21, 2024

World Poetry Day, 21 March 2024

To mark World Poetry Day, 21 March 2024, we are proud to be collaborating with City of Literature South D Poet Lorikeet,...

Posted: Wednesday March 20, 2024

Women play men in caricature of toxic masculinity

Five Dunedin women are tackling toxic masculinity by stepping into the shoes of white men.

Posted: Wednesday March 20, 2024

10 Questions with the editors of Katūīvei

Contemporary Pasifika Poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted: Wednesday March 20, 2024

Wild Dunedin NZ Festival of Nature 19-28 April 2024

Programme out now!

Posted: Monday March 18, 2024

Making It Up (One Playwright to Another)

On at the Dunedin Fringe Festival until Sunday 24 March

Posted: Monday March 18, 2024

Nonfiction Fundamentals Online

Join Paula Morris for a short course exploring the craft essentials of memoir, travel writing, personal essays and other...

Posted: Monday March 18, 2024

Far away city, but also close to home

Far away they may be but Dunedin and Edinburgh share a special bond, Sarah Boyack writes.

Posted: Sunday March 17, 2024

Book Launch Invitation

You are invited to the book launch of In the shape of his hand lay a river, Iona Winter

Posted: Sunday March 17, 2024

Otherhood at Auckland Writers Festival

Sunday 19 May

Posted: Sunday March 17, 2024

2024 Caselberg Trust Margaret Egan Cities of Literature Writers Residency

Writers from Aotearoa are warmly invited to apply for this year's Caselberg Trust Margaret Egan Cities of Literature Wri...

Posted: Saturday March 2, 2024

Submissions for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2024 are now open!

The Writing Prize is offered by the Elsie Locke Memorial Trust. It provides a wonderful opportunity for young writers ag...

Posted: Friday March 1, 2024

Otago English PhD candidate to develop her digital skills through trans-Tasman opportunity

Congratulations to Otago English PhD candidate Mere Taito and the other recently announced participants in the Creative ...

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024

NZSA Kaituhi Māori Mentorship Programme

Applications close 20 March 2024

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024

Iona Winter heading to Newcastle Writers Festival in April

On Remembering, on forgetting: A Poetry Performance

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024

A History of Kindness

Rescue yourself while you still can by Kirstie McKinnon

Posted: Wednesday February 28, 2024

Moana Nui Festival

Just 4 weeks away until the Moana Nui Festival lights up our shores with vibrant diverse cultures, delicious cuisine, an...

Posted: Tuesday February 27, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Don’t miss this update from Caselberg Trust chair Janet Downs in conversation with Jeff Harford, announcing the opening ...

Posted: Tuesday February 27, 2024

Call for contributions to a book of written and visual creative work by young people from refugee backgrounds

What would you like young people in NZ to know (about you)?

Posted: Monday February 26, 2024

2024 Robert Burns Fellow, Mikaela Nyman's poetry collection nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize

Congratulations to 2024 Robert Burns Fellow, Mikaela Nyman whose poetry collection is nominated for the Nordic Council L...

Posted: Monday February 26, 2024

Quiet afternoons at Tūhura Otago Museum

In support of the neurodiverse community, Tūhura Otago Museum provide a space for visitors who prefer a low-sensory envi...

Posted: Monday February 26, 2024

The 2024 NFFD competition is open!

Send your best 300 words - Submissions open through 30 April

Posted: Sunday February 25, 2024

Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book

Nominate now! Nominations close 29 Feb 2024

Posted: Sunday February 25, 2024

Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust announces residencies for 2024

Six writers have been awarded 2024 residencies at the historic cottage in Ōtepoti Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature, and...

Posted: Thursday February 22, 2024

Poltavshchyna from above

Lviv and Odesa Cities of Literature in Ukraine are renowned for their rich literary and publishing history, and our dear...

Posted: Thursday February 22, 2024


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