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

NZ Booklovers Awards 2024 Shortlist announced

Check them all out here

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

ADAM NZ PLAY AWARD

Submissions close 1 December 2024

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

PLAYS FOR THE YOUNG

Submissions close 1 August 2024

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

PLAYWRIGHTS B4 25

Submissions close annually on 1 April

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

Kōanga Festival Playwrights Programme 2024

Submissions close 25 February 2024

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

10-Minute Play Competition 2024

Submit one or two 10-Minute Plays to the Playwrights Association of New Zealand 10-Minute Play Competition 2024 to be in...

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

The story of Treasure Island Caravan Park

Listen here

Posted: Monday February 19, 2024

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho, New Zealand Oral History Grants

Ministry for Culture and Heritage provide financial help for oral history projects that relate to the history of Aotearo...

Posted: Sunday February 18, 2024

City’s theatre scene celebrated

Huge congratulations to all the winners of the 12th Dunedin Theatre Awards

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Writer, editor and educator Michelle Elvy brings us up to date with New Zealand Society of Authors projects, and her own...

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Stories from the Cities

Recent Dunedin titles featured at Jakarta Content Week 2023

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Plaque unveiled for Gaelic bard

Otago Scottish Heritage Council, Dunedin Public Libraries and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature were thrilled to celebra...

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Ōtepoti writers make the world a better place

#17Booksfor17SDGs Campaign

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Have you heard the locally produced podcast 86b?

It's well worth a listen!

Posted: Thursday February 15, 2024

Taranaki author wins international award for poetry

Wonderful recognition for the 2024 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, Mikaela Nyman. Congratulations Mikaela.

Posted: Wednesday February 14, 2024

How to be well read in a year of dragons

Poet Laureate Chris Tse has curated a reading list of East and South East Asian writers from Aotearoa for the Lunar New ...

Posted: Tuesday February 13, 2024

Call for Applications

Translating Ukraine Summer Institute Wroclaw, Poland 3-15 June 2024

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

Short story: Broderick and Riley, by Owen Marshall

Two lifetimes of two Kiwi men, told in 1609 words

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

Valentine’s and Alzheimer’s

“I used to picture that he would marry me”: A love letter to Brian Turner

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

Calling all enthusiastic creators, passionate artisans, and dynamic community groups

Join the South Dunedin Street Festival 2024: A Celebration of Local Talent and Community Spirit!

Posted: Monday February 12, 2024

'How Perfectly Delicious!'

David Eggleton reviews:

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2024

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon!

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2024

University appoints first deputy vice-chancellor Māori

Distinguished Māori legal scholar Prof Jacinta Ruru is ready to start her new role as the first deputy vice-chancellor M...

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2024

'I Held Hands with the Frightened, the Newly Born, the Bereft, the Dying and the Sick'

Michael O’Leary reviews:

Posted: Sunday February 11, 2024

Book Launched: Praha v me krvi, Jindra Tichá (Echo, 2023)

In her fresh memoirs, Jindra Tichá returns to the Czechoslovak reality of the 1950s and 1960s, her journey to exile in E...

Posted: Thursday February 8, 2024

National Library’s Elizabeth Jones wins Storylines’ top Award

National Library’s Director, Elizabeth Jones, has been named the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal winner 2024. The award i...

Posted: Thursday February 8, 2024

Actors prepare to take on complete works of Shakespeare

Actors prepare to take on the entire works of William Shakespeare in their 90 minute performance in Chingford Park over ...

Posted: Thursday February 8, 2024

Marilynn Webb: Folded in the Hills

Longlisted for 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

Posted: Thursday February 8, 2024

Awards finalists announced

The Dunedin Theatre Reviewers Collective has announced the finalists for this month’s 12th Dunedin Theatre Awards.

Posted: Wednesday February 7, 2024

Tartu City of Literature International Residency Spring 2024

Applications close 20 February 2024

Posted: Tuesday February 6, 2024

Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

Applications for the 2024/2025 academic year are now open! Applications close Monday 4 March 2024

Posted: Sunday February 4, 2024

The Ockham NZ Book Awards 2024 longlist is announced!

Congratulations to all the nominees

Posted: Wednesday January 31, 2024

Story Valley Project

Bringing Sun Gum Saan (New Gold Mountain) to the classroom

Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2024

Quicksand in Portobello

Today is the last day of the novelist Kathryn van Beek’s year-long tenure as Dunedin’s Robert Burns Fellow

Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Kathryn van Beek - her last day as the 2023 Robert Burns Fellow

Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2024

A History of Kindness

Ladybugs, Sharks and rescue ...

Posted: Monday January 29, 2024

SameSame But Different Festival 2024

Reading Robert Lord's Diaries

Posted: Thursday January 25, 2024

Freedom in ‘high speed’ Bard play

Three actors, 37 plays, 100 props and hundreds of characters will come together in a high-energy mashup, as Dunedin Summ...

Posted: Wednesday January 24, 2024

Robert Burns Poetry Competition 2023

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Robert Burns and Rap Like Robbie Poetry Competitions! You can read the wi...

Posted: Wednesday January 24, 2024

The word on the street

As you wander down our beautiful newly paved George Street, take a moment to acknowledge the literary treasures that lea...

Posted: Tuesday January 23, 2024

Gentlemen, gentlewomen and scholars — the Burns Fellows

As Kathryn van Beek’s time as the University of Otago’s Robert Burns Fellow comes to an end, she contemplates the litera...

Posted: Tuesday January 23, 2024

Read NZ Author Q&A: Ella West

Ella West, author of six YA novels (including the NZ Book Award shortlisted Thieves), chats writing for young adults, le...

Posted: Tuesday January 23, 2024

University Book Shop Bestsellers 2023

So many local authors! To celebrate, all of the titles listed here are 15% off in store and online for the rest of the m...

Posted: Monday January 22, 2024

Whimsical ‘click-a-path’ adventure story out now for summer

The ManyEnding Story is a coming-of-age tale with a difference. Written by Robert Burns Fellow Kathryn van Beek, the fre...

Posted: Monday January 22, 2024

Extract: ‘The Tiriti Translator’ and ‘Aloneness’ winners of the 2023 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize

‘The Tiriti Translator’ by Jilly O’Brien and ‘Aloneness’ by Tim Saunders were announced the dual winners of The 2023 Cas...

Posted: Monday January 22, 2024

Emerging Writing Resident Announced

Caselberg Trust Elizabeth Brooke-Carr Emerging Writers Resident 2024 is Kate Aschoff

Posted: Friday January 19, 2024

Local author Swapna Haddow leads popular Festival events for tamariki

The 2023 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival curated a selection of literary experiences based on the central theme Te Pū...

Posted: Friday January 19, 2024

Recent works of poetry

Hamesh Wyatt reviews recent works of poetr

Posted: Thursday January 18, 2024

Theatre awards to celebrate past two years

The best of local theatre from the past two years will be celebrated at next month’s Dunedin Theatre Awards, which retur...

Posted: Wednesday January 17, 2024

Write Spot with OAR FM

Poet and novelist Mikaela Nyman, the 2024 University of Otago Robert Burns Fellow, looks ahead to her year in Dunedin.

Posted: Wednesday January 17, 2024

The 2024 #DublinLitAward longlist has been revealed!

With 70 books nominated by 80 libraries from 35 countries, this year's longlist is a treasure trove of stories and world...

Posted: Wednesday January 17, 2024

2023 Nanjing International Writers Residency

Enjoy this article and images from Nanjing City of Literature capturing the residency attended by Kyle Mewburn in Novemb...

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2024

Call for Applications: Congress of Literature in Vilnius May 6-10, 2024

Applications close 28 January 2024

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2024

Art seen: Marilynn Webb

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is celebrating the life of Bay of Plenty-born Otago artist Marilynn Webb with a comprehen...

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2024

School’s out for summer!

Here’s a great activity to entertain children and help them with their reo. Take a look at this gorgeous colouring page ...

Posted: Monday January 15, 2024

Southern Cross Crime

The Pocket Essential Guide to the Crime Fiction, Film & TV of Australia and New Zealand

Posted: Monday January 15, 2024


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