New Zealand Young Writers Festival Launches 2018 Programme

Robot poetry, decolonising literature, and feminism in the age of #metoo are among the hot button topics at this year’s New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Performances, workshops, panel discussions, and film screenings make up the 18 free events taking place in Dunedin from September 6th - 9th.

Posted: Tuesday August 14, 2018

Robert Burns Fellowship Exhibition, University of Otago, Dunedin

‘…for it is only through imaginative thinking that society grows, materially and intellectually…’ Charles Brasch, ‘Notes’. Landfall, March, 1959

Posted: Tuesday August 14, 2018

Opportunity for Southern Screenwriters in China

Local screenwriters are being sought for a two-month residency in Shanghai as part of a new joint initiative of the Dunedin City Council (DCC), New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and the New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG).

Posted: Monday August 6, 2018

Blue Oyster Proposals open for submissions

Blue Oyster are currently accepting proposals for their 2019 Annual Programme as well as proposals towards the 2019 Blue Oyster Art Project Space and Caselberg Trust Summer Residency.

Posted: Thursday August 2, 2018

Painted Poems at Portobello School

Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2018

UBS Otago Summer Writer in Residence Applications Open Now!

Are you an emerging writer? Do you know an emerging writer who’d appreciate a summer sojourn in our fantastic little City of Literature?

Posted: Monday July 30, 2018

Exhibition showcases early New Zealand women writers in suffrage tribute

The latest Reed Gallery exhibition at Dunedin Public Library showcases early women writers and other creative women of the times to complement the story of the women’s suffrage movement.

Posted: Monday July 30, 2018

CLNZ Writers’ Award 2018

The $25,000 CLNZ Writers’ Award is one of the investments made through CLNZ’s Cultural Fund. The Writers’ Award is offered to writers of any genre of non-fiction, including writers of education material.

Posted: Tuesday July 10, 2018

Hostage: One Gun, Many Triggers

Experience the thrill of the live radio play, live to air on Otago Access Radio.

Posted: Tuesday July 10, 2018

WriteNow opens to young poets

Dunedin poet Sue Wootton, co-organiser and judge of this year's WriteNow poetry competition for secondary school pupils, is looking for poems that strongly connect the reader to the poet's vision.

Posted: Sunday July 1, 2018

Poland visit highlighted Dunedin as creative city

Dunedin was certainly taken notice of during a world creative cities event in Poland earlier this month, the mayor says.

Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2018

Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection Research Grant – 2018

The Dorothy Neal White Collection (9,000 books), in the National Library of New Zealand, is a research collection of children’s books that were enjoyed by young New Zealanders in the century before 1940.

Posted: Thursday June 7, 2018

Looking for poems by writers with a migrant/former refugee background

Landing Press, a small Wellington publisher, is inviting migrant and former refugee poets to send in their work for a collection to be published in October 2018.

Posted: Tuesday June 5, 2018

New local drama asks: Who’s really responsible?

A dramatic new radio play by a local playwriting group will be heard live at the Dunedin Public Library later this month.

Posted: Friday June 1, 2018

Four plays will take the stage

Four short plays are to get their moment on stage, despite Fortune's closing, writes Kim Dungey.

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2018

Science in crime novels should be real - writer

Readers are keen for accurate forensic science to be conveyed through crime fiction, Dunedin researcher and crime novelist Dr Vanda Symon says.

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2018

Joint exhibition to celebrate 'Landfall'

Landfall’s position as New Zealand’s pre-eminent literary and art journal is being celebrated in a unique way by the Otago Arts Society. Rebecca Fox discovers what is behind a joint exhibition celebrating the connections between artistic and literary worlds.

Posted: Thursday May 24, 2018

Landfall exhibition connects art and literature

The Otago Art Society and Otago University Press are joining forces to present a unique exhibition that celebrates the connections between the artistic and literary worlds fostered by Landfall journal.

Posted: Thursday May 10, 2018

Winner of Young Writers' Essay Competition announced

Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition is Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, whose essay is titled ‘Disappearing Disease’.

Posted: Thursday May 3, 2018

Freedom Song

Emma Farry’s Freedom Song is a powerful and beautiful panacea for the world we live in. It’s a go-to book in times of trouble and a tool to enable more harmony and peace in your life.

Posted: Sunday April 29, 2018


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