Today on Write Spot

Dunedin writer Laurence speaks about her latest novel, At The Grand Glacier Hotel, launching this month

Posted: Wednesday Jun 05, 2024

The Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize is open for submissions

Submissions close 5pm 31 July 2024

Posted: Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Book review: At The Grand Glacier Hotel by Laurence Fearnley

Lynn Freeman reviews At The Grand Glacier Hotel by Laurence Fearnley published by Penguin Random House NZ.

Posted: Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

King's Birthday honours

Congratulations to Lisa Warrington on being made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the...

Posted: Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Poetry Shelf pays tribute to Vincent O’Sullivan:

A suite of poems

Posted: Friday May 31, 2024

Poetry Shelf noticeboard:

A reading to launch ‘Still Is’ by Vincent O’Sullivan

Posted: Friday May 31, 2024

Diversifying video games through creative writing

"Gamers with a passion for creative writing can merge their interests in Aotearoa’s only creative writing paper dedicate...

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2024

Poetry Shelf review and reading:

Iona Winter’s In the shape of his hand lay a river

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2024

Toitoi Quarterly Newsletter

Keep up to date with all the news from Toitoi HQ.

Posted: Thursday May 30, 2024

Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger (2008): Climate Coloniality and the Interface Between Humans and Nonhumans

Congratulations to recent English and Linguistics, University of Otago PhD Rakibul Hasan Khan, whose article appears in ...

Posted: Wednesday May 29, 2024

New novel out later this year

Congratulations to Wendy Parkins, who recently completed and defended her second PhD, this time in creative writing. Her...

Posted: Wednesday May 29, 2024

Maximum Potential NOW public programme

Blue Oyster reading group!

Posted: Wednesday May 29, 2024

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa - Samoa Language Week

Celebrated: 26 May – 1 June

Posted: Tuesday May 28, 2024

Renee Liang announced as judge for the Monica Taylor Poetry Prize 2024

The prize will be opening on 1st June, so start polishing your best unpublished poems!

Posted: Tuesday May 28, 2024

2024 NFFD Long Lists announced

Posted: Tuesday May 28, 2024

A History of Kindness

Drawing stars back in the sky, Kirstie McKinnon

Posted: Monday May 27, 2024

Caselberg Trust Margaret Egan Cities of Literature Writers Resident for 2024 announced

Warmest congratulations to Alison Glenny

Posted: Monday May 27, 2024

Did you know you can now add key dates and be notified in MyCreativeRights Catalogue?

This new feature in the Contracts & Agreements section enables you to set reminders of key dates when you add a contract...

Posted: Monday May 27, 2024

2024 Landfall Young Writers’ Essay Competition winner announced

Emma Hughes has been announced as the 2024 Landfall Young Writers’ Essay Competition winner for her moving essay, ‘Fourt...

Posted: Monday May 27, 2024

Book review: Meantime by Majella Cullinane

Harry Ricketts reviews Meantime by Majella Cullinane published by Otago University Press

Posted: Friday May 24, 2024

Poet teaches pupils to be life detectives

Read about the great mahi of City of Literature South D Poet Lorikeet Jenny Powell with our wonderful young writers! Tha...

Posted: Friday May 24, 2024

Poetry Shelf

Katūīvei – Contemporary Pasifika Poetry from Aotearoa New Zealand

Posted: Friday May 24, 2024

Stories under the Stars

On at the Otago Museum 1.30pm Saturdays and Sundays

Posted: Friday May 24, 2024

Are you an emerging writer?

NZ Young Writers Festival are looking for expressions of interest from young writers who are keen to deliver an event du...

Posted: Friday May 24, 2024

Poetry Shelf reading

Jenny Powell reads two new poems

Posted: Thursday May 23, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Dunedin writer Penelope Todd has just released her new novel, Nell, a fictional re-imagining of her paternal grandmother...

Posted: Thursday May 23, 2024

New Show on OAR FM

Bhakti-Margam

Posted: Thursday May 23, 2024

City of Literature South D Poet Lorikeet visits Dunedin Rudolf Steiner School

The City of Literature South D Poet Lorikeet, Jenny Powell, recently visited Dunedin Rudolf Steiner School’s Class Kerer...

Posted: Thursday May 23, 2024

Applications for the 2024 CLNZ | NZSA Research Grants are now open

Applications close at 4pm on Friday 7 June

Posted: Wednesday May 22, 2024

Entries for The Novel Prize are open

Entries close 1 June 2024

Posted: Wednesday May 22, 2024

DCC FYI - GLAM Update May 2024

The Dunedin City of Literature team is excited at the recent announcement of a special collaboration with SuperGrans and...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Book review: Hopurangi-Songcatcher: Poems from the Maramataka

Airini Beautrais reviews Hopurangi-Songcatcher: Poems from the Maramataka by Robert Sullivan published by Auckland Unive...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Celebrating Mansfield 2023: a Phantom Billstickers series

A set of micros and creative nonfiction works written for a special Katherine Mansfield Phantom Billstickers series with...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Call for Papers – Reading Janet Frame (for) Today

On 30 August, Otago English will host a symposium to celebrate Janet Frame's centenary. See the Call for Papers below. A...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Read an extract from 'Heart Stood Still' on Kete!

'Heart Stood Still' is a record of Miriam Sharland's journey towards finding healing in the world's natural beauty, a be...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Kete Review

OTHERHOOD, edited by Alie Benge, Lil O’Brien and Kathryn van Beek

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Poet ‘surprised, overwhelmed’ by book award

Megan Kitching won the Best First Book Award Jessie Mackay Prize for Poetry for her work 'At the Point of Seeing' at the...

Posted: Monday May 20, 2024

Happy Pink Shirt Day Aotearoa!

The team at the Dunedin City Library proudly wearing pink!

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024

Are you the next NZ Young Writers Festival Guest Curator?

Applications close Sunday 2 June 2024

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024

The ‘Margery Blackman: Weaving, Life’ exhibition

Two events to celebrate the opening - Saturday 19 May 2024

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024

Asia New Zealand Foundation Arts Project Fund is open!

Applications close Monday 10 June 2024

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024

Kia hiwa rā - Māori creative (digital) business delegation to China 2024

The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is offering up to eight places for emerging Māori creative business lea...

Posted: Friday May 17, 2024

Applications for the 2024 Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature International Residency Program are open

Applications close Friday 14 June 2024

Posted: Thursday May 16, 2024

Submissions are open for Sweet Mammalian

Submissions close 30 June 2024

Posted: Thursday May 16, 2024

Bookmarks with Jacinta Ruru

Professor Jacinta Ruru is with Jesse for Bookmarks this week.

Posted: Thursday May 16, 2024

2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Winners announced

Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2024

Book Review: Marilynn Webb - Folded in the Hills

'Marilynn Webb (1927-2021) faced three barriers to success as an artist in the 1960s: she was Māori (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu...

Posted: Wednesday May 15, 2024

Poetry Shelf review

Hopurangi-Songcatcher Poems from the Maramataka by Robert Sullivan

Posted: Tuesday May 14, 2024

Poetry Shelf Monday Poem

Megan Kitching’s ‘Skeletal’

Posted: Tuesday May 14, 2024

Expert Feature: Warwick Jordan on looking after books

Warwick Jordan is the founder of the 'Hard to Find: but worth the effort' Second Hand Bookshops... which does exactly wh...

Posted: Tuesday May 14, 2024

Whakataukī of the Week with Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan is a poet and an associate professor in creative writing at Massey University who has just published his...

Posted: Tuesday May 14, 2024

Hocken Collections Foyer Display

Celebrating Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa / New Zealand Music Month 2024

Posted: Monday May 13, 2024

'Menswear + Manuscripts' exhibition

Special Collections' de Beer Gallery

Posted: Monday May 13, 2024

Te Tauihu Short Story Awards 2024

Entries close 31 May 2024

Posted: Friday May 10, 2024

Five Wee Pūteketeke

Delightful book illustrated by our very own Jo Pearson

Posted: Friday May 10, 2024

Explaining Otherhood - childless by choice or circumstance

Listen to the RNZ interview here

Posted: Thursday May 09, 2024


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