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

Heritage Matters on Otago Access Radio

Twenty episodes of "Heritage Matters", the programme produced on behalf of Southern Heritage Trust for Otago Access Radio have gone to air since its inception in March 2016. 

Posted: Friday December 23, 2016

Aotearoa Summer Reads to inspire nation to choose home-grown talent

A cast of New Zealand writers have selected their top picks from the Aotearoa-grown bookshelves to help guide kiwis in their Summer reading goals.

Posted: Friday December 9, 2016

Cast of storytellers to delight with tales in many tongues

Dunedin (Thursday, 8 December) – The organisers of Dunedin’s inaugural International Storytelling Festival have been overwhelmed with support – so much so, they have started a waiting list for storytellers.

Posted: Friday December 9, 2016

Airini Beautrais wins Landfall Essay Competition 2016

Airini Beautrais has been named the winner of the 2016 Landfall Essay Competition for her essay ‘Umlaut’. Competition judge David Eggleton said that her essay stood out as ‘written by someone unwilling to be boring, willing to take risks, and enough of a seasoned practitioner to carry it off with...

Posted: Thursday November 3, 2016

First complete edition of Katherine Mansfield’s poems

Oh God! I am divided still. I am bad. I fail in my personal life. I lapse into impatience, temper, vanity & so I fail as thy priest. Perhaps poetry will help. – Katherine Mansfield, 1921 diary entry

Posted: Thursday November 3, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Blue Oyster Summer Writing Resident:

Robyn Maree Pickens

With support from the Quarantine Island Kamau Taurua Community, Dunedin-based writer Robyn Maree Pickens will be spending 4 weeks on the Island in November and December, producing a body of writing as a response to the Island as an amalgam: of nature and culture; of sea and land; of relative...

Posted: Monday October 17, 2016

Stepsisters take on Filluel St carpark

Posted: Tuesday October 11, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS - Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and the Real

In order to ensure timely notification and subsequent travel planning, please note the deadline: Abstracts for original paper presentations and panels may be submitted until November 15, 2016. This date has been set as it is national vacation time over Dec/Jan in New Zealand and all committee members already have...

Posted: Friday October 7, 2016


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