Spotlight on colonial feminist ‘fanatic’ Mary Ann Colclough 1836–1885

Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand’s earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as ‘our own little stray strap of a modern female fanatic’.

Posted: Monday June 12, 2017

Dunedin author and illustrator shortlisted in prestigious awards

Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot is a finalist in 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults announced today, Wednesday 7 June 2017.

Posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017

How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

Lift Women’s Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down.

Posted: Tuesday June 6, 2017

Rescued moggie kickstarts children’s book

When I found the rat on the ground I had no idea it would change my life.

Posted: Monday May 29, 2017

Playwright Robert Lord to be honoured with Dunedin Writers Walk Plaque

Playwright Robert Lord (1945–1992) is to be honoured with a plaque in the Dunedin Writers Walk in the Octagon.

Posted: Thursday May 11, 2017

Hall of Fame (and Fortune)

Posted: Tuesday May 2, 2017

Landfall celebrates 70th anniversary with new prize for young writers

Landfall, New Zealand’s leading journal of arts and literature, has announced the winner of the inaugural Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition.

Posted: Thursday April 27, 2017

Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen By Jocelyn Harris

In Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Jocelyn Harris argues that Jane Austen was a satirist, a celebrity-watcher, and a keen political observer.

Posted: Monday April 24, 2017

‘Capturing Light – Roy Miller – New Zealand Stained Glass artist’, 

‘Capturing Light – Roy Miller – New Zealand Stained Glass artist’, has just won a bronze medal in the Australasian non-fiction section of the American Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Posted: Tuesday April 18, 2017

Taking our Children's Books to Bologna

UNESCO City of Literature Dunedin were offered an opportunity they couldn't ignore: to bid to have a stand at the Bologna Children's Book Fair earlier this month. Ella West reports.

Posted: Thursday April 13, 2017

Bologna showcases local writers

Dunedin is stealing the show in Bologna this week after the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature won a stand at the iconic Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which runs from 3 to 6 April.

Posted: Wednesday April 5, 2017

Getting the Play Right

Bios for the panel of Fringe Festival playwrights

Posted: Wednesday March 15, 2017

Students living up to literary reputation

With Dunedin’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature and its well-known legacy in publishing, it should come as no surprise that a group of Otago students have joined forces to produce their own literary publication: The Scribbler.

Posted: Monday March 13, 2017

Writers Residency Opportunities in 2017 / 18 in Dunedin - City of Literature

The Robert Lord Writers Cottage Trust, Dunedin announces the closing dates for residencies available at the historic Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage in Dunedin from August 2017 to August 2018.

Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2017

Poetry Trail launches in Port Chalmers

Posted: Monday February 27, 2017

A tribute to Catriona Ferguson

Statement from Peter Biggs, Chair of the New Zealand Book Council 

Posted: Monday February 20, 2017

Issue 8 of Down in Edin Magazine is now online

Posted: Tuesday January 31, 2017

University of Otago to offer City of Literature scholarship

The University of Otago and Dunedin City Council are excited to announce the launch of a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies.

Posted: Wednesday January 25, 2017

Best Books 2016

What will you be reading in 2017? Choose from our library staff’s Best Books of 2016 list.

Posted: Wednesday January 18, 2017

The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship

The Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago invites applications for a new doctoral scholarship in literary studies: The University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.

Posted: Friday January 13, 2017


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