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Recommended reading lists from our UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writers in Residence

Posted: Monday March 1, 2021

Poetry Shelf celebrates Ockham NZ Book Award poetry long list

Elizabeth Morton reads from This is your real name

Posted: Wednesday February 24, 2021

Issue 11 of Starling Magazine is online now

Posted: Wednesday February 24, 2021

Reo Pēpi

Two Ngāi Tahu cousins from Otago are behind the Reo Pēpi bilingual board books - writing and illustrating them. Kitty Brown talks to Kathryn about how she and her whanaunga Kirsten Parkinson came up with the concept.

Posted: Tuesday February 23, 2021

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Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

Creative Engagement/Design Development: Mosgiel Safer Streets

As part of the Mosgiel Safer Schools project, DCC wishes to work with the community to create painted asphalt art on trial kerb-build outs at three intersections in Mosgiel. The purpose in the first instance is to increase awareness of the adjacent schools and pedestrian activity, and to encourage slower...

Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

New OUP publisher named

Dr Sue Wootton has been named the new publisher for Otago University Press and will officially take up the role in April.

Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

Advice for writers, from writers

Tips for improving your craft and productivity from our UNESCO Virtual Writers in Residence

Posted: Monday February 22, 2021

Eggleton to judge Kathleen Grattan Poetry Award

New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton will judge the Kathleen Grattan prize for 2021.

Posted: Friday February 19, 2021

NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The NZ Booklovers Awards 2021 shortlist, announced today, features a mixture of well-known authors and new writers.

Posted: Friday February 19, 2021

Kidman Otago's Irish Writing Fellow

Wellington author Dame Fiona Kidman has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Irish Writing Fellow.

Posted: Thursday February 18, 2021

Laura Jean McKay: winning Australia's richest literary prize

Palmerston North-based writer Laura Jean McKay recently won $125,000 at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, taking out the Victorian Prize for Literature and the Fiction award for her novel The Animals in That Country.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Centre for the Book World Book Day Lecture and Dinner, 4 March

The Centre for the Book is delighted to offer the annual World Book Day Lecture, this year on Thursday, 4 March, at 5:30 pm in Archway 2.

Posted: Tuesday February 16, 2021

Pacific celebrated at Dunedin festival

The colour and vibrancy of Pasifika returned in style at the inaugural Moana Nui Festival in Dunedin at the weekend.

Posted: Sunday February 14, 2021

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