Writer’s three reasons to celebrate

For the next five weeks, Pennie Hunt will sit where New Zealand’s first professional playwright once sat, working on her own debut feature screenplay.

Posted: Sunday July 25, 2021

Time and space to grow voice

This year’s Robert Burns Fellow, Becky Manawatu, has followed tradition and fallen in love with Dunedin. The writer tells Rebecca Fox about moving on from her award-winning debut novel Aue.

Posted: Thursday July 22, 2021

‘Wuthering Heights’ flash mob serves as fundraiser

The Yorkshire moors came to Dunedin at noon on Saturday as a flash mob assembled in the Octagon for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.

Posted: Tuesday July 20, 2021

Hopes of nation on 15 men

Prolific Dunedin author Ron Palenski has again been busy. His new book, Brutal: The 100-year fight for world rugby supremacy, charts the history of rugby tests between the All Blacks and the Springboks.

Posted: Monday July 19, 2021

Create a piece of ‘concrete poetry’

If a poem creates pictures with words, shape poetry creates words in pictures.

Posted: Monday July 19, 2021

Carlos Biggemann's new book

Posted: Monday July 19, 2021

Martin Swann's Bent but Not Broken

Our latest commission, Martin Swann's Bent but Not Broken, is online now at the wonderful Verb Wellington platform!

Posted: Friday July 9, 2021

City’s history, horror woven in drama

It is a tale of hidden lies and twilight prowls, of secret purpose and the madness of the mind.

Posted: Thursday July 8, 2021

Owen Marshall dives into the dark side

One of the bleakest stories by respected writer Owen Marshall, Coming Home in the Dark, is the basis for a new film of the same name.

Posted: Wednesday July 7, 2021

Repeat Broadcasts of special content from the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021.

With Puaka Matariki Festival 2021 providing a platform for sharing stories and experiences, OAR FM is pleased to be giving listeners a further opportunity to enjoy special content from the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021.

Posted: Wednesday July 7, 2021

Iona Winter's Podcast - Gaps in the Light

Posted: Monday July 5, 2021

News from Otago University Press

Posted: Monday July 5, 2021

Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement 2021

There’s just over a week left to nominate an outstanding New Zealand writer for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.

Posted: Monday July 5, 2021


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