The Other Side of the Mountain: Rewriting NZ climbing history

The story of Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Everest is familiar to all New Zealanders. Now a new book focuses on the previously untold story of the trailblazing first New Zealand Himalayan Expedition in 1951.

Posted: Thursday September 29, 2016

The Friends of the Hocken Collections 2016 Research Award

In 2016 the Friends of the Hocken Collections celebrate their 25th anniversary of establishment.

Posted: Sunday September 11, 2016

Recent publications by Dunedin publisher Paua Press Limited

Sir George Grey and the moa by Bruce Spittle, 2015. Education and fluoridation in New Zealand: an historical study by John Colquhoun, 2016. 

Posted: Wednesday September 7, 2016

A poem when you park

Next time you pay for parking, your ticket might come with a poem.

Posted: Thursday August 25, 2016

Michael Harlow’s Winning New Poetry Collection

The poems in Michael Harlow’s new collection, Nothing for it but to Sing, are small detonations that release deeply complex stories of psychological separations and attractions, of memory and desire.

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2016

Blue Oyster call for proposals

Blue Oyster is pleased to announce a call for solo, duo, group and curated exhibition proposals for the first half of 2017. A proposal call for the remaining 6 months of the coming year will be announced early 2017.

Posted: Monday August 1, 2016

 Call for Participation for the forthcoming 5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City, Ireland

Please note the information below and consider whether you may wish to respond to the call and/or to make suggestions for possible suitable speakers for this prestigious conference coming to Limerick, Ireland in November 2016.

Posted: Friday July 22, 2016

BOOK SHOP ESTABLISHES NEW ZEALAND

WRITERS RESIDENCY

New Zealand’s first writing residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship, was established in 1958 in Dunedin marking the bicentenary of the birth of Robbie Burns. Now, 58 years later and to mark their seventy years of bookselling, Dunedin’s University Book Shop has created another New Zealand first with a bookshop-based annual...

Posted: Thursday July 21, 2016

Two books by local author Beatrice Hale

Two books by local author Beatrice Hale, both available as e-books on Smashwords and on Amazon.com, which also provides a print book. Beatrice usually writes on gerontology and caregiving, but has changed direction in retirement to look at her ancestors and write their stories, two of which are fictionalized here.

Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2016

Scholarly Favourites. Researching in Special Collections

de Beer gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago, 10 June to 26 August 2016

Posted: Monday July 11, 2016

Printer in Residence & Exhibition

 A Matariki Engagement*

Posted: Monday July 11, 2016

Lotteries Award to help establish the first writers’ residency in the home of a Māori writer

The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust has just been awarded $100,000 by the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee to restore and repair the South Otago crib of ‘people’s poet’ Hone Tuwhare (1922 ‐ 2008).

Posted: Friday June 17, 2016

CALL for PAPERS - Book and Place

The University of Otago Centre for the Book announces its 2016 Annual Symposium University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 27–28 October 2016

Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2016

Corpus: Conversations about Medicine and Life

“Nothing will sustain you more potently than the power to recognise… the true poetry of life.” Sir William Osler (1849-1919), in an address to medical students.

Posted: Wednesday June 8, 2016

Director appointed for City of Literature Dunedin

The Dunedin City Council has appointed Nicky Page as Director City of Literature. Ms Page is currently an Academic Manager in the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago, managing academic administration, strategic projects and academic communications. 

Posted: Tuesday April 19, 2016

Dunedin's Missing Literary Link

Thorpe Talbot (1850-1923) was one of Dunedin’s earliest known writers and journalists and be came a celebrity. She became famous for “Philiberta” that won the Melbourne Leader newspaper’s novel competition in 1881 and was later published by Ward, Lock (London) for international sale.

Posted: Monday December 7, 2015


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