Otago's medical hero

'Frontline Surgeon: New Zealand Medical Pioneer Douglas Jolly' is written by Mark Derby (right) and published by Massey ...

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

ACICIS journalism professional practicum

Applications close 11 August 2024

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

Nominations are open for the 2024 Keep Dunedin Beautiful Awards!!

Know a neighbour who has been a community garden rockstar? Pop in a nomination, let their mahi be recognised!

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

Book Review: Claire Williamson reviews NELL, a new novel by Penelope Todd

'Eleanor Preston – aka Nell – is born in 1897 on a South Island sheep farm homestead. During childhood, her world is the...

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

Seven questions with Five Wee Pūteketeke illustrator Jo Pearson

'I like the metaphor of breathing for creative work – sometimes you’re able to breathe out (and produce your own work), ...

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

David Elliot artwork displayed in exhibition in Newstead Abbey

Check out this cool Spotlight featuring our very own David Elliot. We just love this artwork.

Posted: Thursday Jul 18, 2024

Today on Write Spot - Pam McKinlay's book flows like water

Pam McKinlay has published flows like water, an illustrated anthology of projects she has made, curated or been involved...

Posted: Wednesday Jul 17, 2024

New addition to the City of Literature collection at Dunedin Public Libraries

Check out the newest recommendations from the DPL fiction collections, including a beautifully written addition to the C...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 16, 2024

Connection between art and science fostered

Art and science rarely intertwine, but a "speed date" in Dunedin between artists and scientists sparked a magical collab...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 16, 2024

Matatuhi Foundation funding open

Round closes 31 October 2024

Posted: Tuesday Jul 16, 2024

Apply Now! Prague UNESCO City of Literature Residency 2025

An opportunity for writers and translators to live and work in the beautiful city centre where historical architecture m...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 16, 2024

'Leap' Poetry for Children Competiton

The nationwide competition is for adults who write poetry for children. Entries close Friday 2nd August 2024

Posted: Tuesday Jul 16, 2024

A History of Kindness

Search and Rescue by Kirstie McKinnon

Posted: Monday Jul 15, 2024

'The Aotearoa New Zealand children’s book that inspired me'

Finalists for the 2024 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults on the Aotearoa New Zealand children’s book...

Posted: Monday Jul 15, 2024

Beautiful Bookmark Art

Dunedin Public Libraries are excited to share some treasures found in their archives from the collected papers of A. H. ...

Posted: Monday Jul 15, 2024

Poetry Shelf Noticeboard

Poetry and The Art & Science Exhibition in Ōtepoti Dunedin

Posted: Thursday Jul 11, 2024

The Mahy Questionnaire

Featuring former librarian and award-winning writer and poet Elena de Roo. Her latest title Ring Ting Tūī—a cheeky rhymi...

Posted: Thursday Jul 11, 2024

New Exhibition in the Hocken Gallery

ARTISTS and LETTERS, PICTURES and WORDS

Posted: Thursday Jul 11, 2024

BEE Creative Workshops during the Memory and Mind exhibition

There are still spaces to sign-up, workshops are running Monday to Friday, daily until 20 July, 10:30am-12pm

Posted: Thursday Jul 11, 2024

Quiet Hour at the NZ International Science Festival Hub

Enjoy the Festival Hub in a sensory-friendly manner

Posted: Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

Blooming with Pride

Out on the Shelves display competition

Posted: Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Waha Kōrero - Speech Competition

Waha Kōrero is an opportunity for native and highly proficient speakers of te reo Māori. This unique speech competition ...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Listen to Giselle Clarkson on RNZ

Why little things are worth looking at

Posted: Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Paper to Pixels

Listen to Anna Blackman (Head Curator Archives), and Rauhina Scott-Fyfe (Māori Archivist) from Hocken Collections speak ...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Nano Fest 10-14 July 2024 - Evening Talks

With 30+ events, Nano Fest is packed with opportunities for discovery and inspiration. These evening talks are just the ...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 09, 2024

Memories central to Art+Science

Exploring the concept of memory, as it relates to humans and the planet, is at the heart of the Art+Science 2024 project...

Posted: Monday Jul 08, 2024

The Storylines Te Kahurangi Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award

Entries close 31 October 2024

Posted: Monday Jul 08, 2024

Mission fulfilled to publish brother’s poetry

After her younger brother’s sudden death, a Dunedin woman made it her mission to share his poems with the world.

Posted: Monday Jul 08, 2024

Creative New Zealand X Bats Theatre Pacific Producer Residency 2024

Applications close Friday 19th July 2024

Posted: Monday Jul 08, 2024

The amazing animals of The Wind in the Willows are enjoying springtime on the riverbank.

Join Mole, Squirrel, Mr Otter and his son, Portly at the Playhouse Theatre these school holidays.

Posted: Friday Jul 05, 2024

Poetry Shelf couplets 2

Posted: Friday Jul 05, 2024

Scotland's Makar takes up Otago Fellowship

Kathleen Jamie, the Makar – National Poet for Scotland, will be based at Otago’s Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies i...

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Call for nominations: Storylines Betty Gilderdale Award!

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature and literacy? Now is your chance t...

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Write On with Beverly Martens

Penelope Todd and Majella Cullinane

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Q&A with Megan Kitching

NZ Poetry Day chatted with Megan Kitching about what she enjoyed most about writing her award-winning debut, At the Poin...

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Call for submissions: Write Room Film Producer Internship

Toi Pōneke Arts Centre are seeking this year’s Producer Intern to be part of the selection and development process for t...

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

NZ Young Writers Festival is thrilled to announce our 2024 Robert Lord Writers Cottage Young Writer in Residence!

Sherry Zhang will spend 4 weeks at the cottage on a writing project, as well as joining the festival itself.

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

The NZ Young Writers Festival is thrilled to announce their 2024 Guest Curator!

Ruby Macomber will lead the festival’s creative vision in collaboration with staff.

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Call for Papers for the 2024 Otago Centre for the Book Annual Symposium

Books and the City

Posted: Thursday Jul 04, 2024

Today on Write Spot

Climate fiction writer, poet and editor Tim Jones discusses his latest novel Emergency Weather

Posted: Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Bookmark Design Competition 2024

Bugs and Butterflies!

Posted: Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

New award for mid-career children's writer in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Arts Foundation has introduced the Lynley Dodd Children’s Writers Award

Posted: Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Sweet Mammalian Submissions - Deadline Extended to 15 July

Sweet Mammalian loves to hear from new writers and old hands - they welcome the emerging, the submerging and the splurgi...

Posted: Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Site for NZ readers spotlights local books in digital formats

Kete Books, the website dedicated to helping readers discover New Zealand books and authors, has been rebuilt and is now...

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Poetry Competition 2024

Submissions close 5pm 29 July 2024

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Academy of New Zealand Literature reviews AT THE GRAND GLACIER HOTEL by Laurence Fearnley

Nature is volatile and isolating in an evocative novel 'aimed at the senses'

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

While Mr Toad is preoccupied with shiny motor cars, will these wicked weasels succeed in their plot to take over Toad Hall?

Find out at The Wind in the Willows, which opens this Saturday 6 July and runs until Sunday 14 July.

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Applications for the 2025 Michael King Writers Centre Residencies are now open

Applications close Monday 29 July 2024

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Māori Literature Trust launch first ever Matariki series: Pukapuka Māori o te tau!

This Māori-Made series is the only guide you’ll need to help choose a new pukapuka to read over the Matariki period.

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

Matariki Short Short Story Celebration

takahē Magazine has announced the nine selected stories for 2024!

Posted: Tuesday Jul 02, 2024

NZSA announces the mentees and mentors for the first annual NZSA Kaituhi Māori Mentorship Programme

Five emerging writers have each been selected for a six-month opportunity to work closely with an acclaimed Māori writer...

Posted: Monday Jul 01, 2024

Obituary: master wordsmith won it all

Sir Vincent O’Sullivan - Author

Posted: Monday Jul 01, 2024

I love Invercargill – and its poetry festival, too

A diary of the Dan Davin Literary Foundation Poetry Festival that took place Invercargill over the first weekend of June...

Posted: Monday Jul 01, 2024

Entries are open for the Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award

Applications close 31 October 2024

Posted: Monday Jul 01, 2024

National Poetry Day: All Ages Competition

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 31 July | 5pm

Posted: Thursday Jun 27, 2024

Poetry Shelf feature

Majella Cullinane’s Meantime

Posted: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Find your new favourite book!

The Kete Books Winter Reading catalogue brings together new books from Aotearoa to share this winter.

Posted: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

James Norcliffe reviews STILL IS, Sir Vincent O'Sullivan's posthumous collection of poetry

'STILL IS has an added poignancy because so many of the poems would have been written with the poet knowing that his end...

Posted: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

The Wind in The Willows - Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 July

Uh-oh! Mr Toad develops a troublesome obsession with motor vehicle travel after spotting Mr and Mrs Bear in their snazzy...

Posted: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

Our Queen of Crime at Bloody Scotland

13-15 September 2024

Posted: Monday Jun 24, 2024


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