Judges for 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults share a passion for the transformative power of books

A panel of judges combining deep knowledge of the childrens literature community with youthful wisdom and a shared passion for the transformative power of books has been selected to deliberate over entries to the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

Posted: Thursday November 29, 2018

"How Art" by Des O'Brien

Writing poetry about the experience of Alzheimers is an audacious act. How Art is a set of handcrafted poems written from a place of purity and great affection.

Posted: Thursday November 22, 2018

Exisle Publishing - Latest Titles

Posted: Thursday November 15, 2018

Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018 - winners announced

The winners of the 2018 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize have been announced. The competition is now in its eight year, and this years competition was judged by Dunedin poet David Eggleton.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

New biography highlights life of trailblazing woman scientist

Pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell had a profound effect on the health of New Zealanders in the 20th century, yet her many achievements have surprisingly been overlooked.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Summer Learning at University of Otago

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Open call for external peer assessors for literature

Make an important contribution to literature in New Zealand. Gain valuable insight into the funding process. Register yourself or nominate someone to become a Peer Assessor for Creative New Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday November 14, 2018

Understated comedy and stark horror in winning essay

Alice Miller, a New Zealand writer based in Germany, is the winner of the Landfall Essay Competition 2018.

Posted: Tuesday November 13, 2018

Local researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

The world of Augmented Reality will soon be leaping into our everyday lives thanks to the work of award-winning University of Otago scientist Stefanie Zollmann, who has just been granted the prestigious LOral-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2018.

Posted: Sunday November 11, 2018

Dunedin writer scoops award in international competition

Emma Neale from Dunedin is just one of three writers highly commended in this years prestigious UK Bridport Prize flash fiction competition for her story Courtship. Flash fiction or micro fiction is a very, very short story in this instance, of 250 words or fewer.

Posted: Sunday November 11, 2018

Calling all playwrights! The University of Otago and UNESCO need your scripts!

While it may be almost a year until the house lights are dimmed and actors tread the boards, organisers are calling for playwrights to contribute to the success of the UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival, which will be hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin between September...

Posted: Thursday November 1, 2018

New Zealand writers to showcase Mori and Pacific literature in the United Kingdom

Five of New Zealands leading Mori and Pasifika writers will be showcasing their work in the United Kingdom next month (November) alongside the high profile Oceania art exhibition in London.

Posted: Monday October 15, 2018

Philip Temple - The life of Maurice Shadbolt

Posted: Monday October 15, 2018

Exisle Publishing - Latest titles

Posted: Thursday October 11, 2018

Otago University Press celebrates PM's award for poet Michael Harlow

Otago University Press has congratulated Otago poet Michael Harlow who has been honoured as one of three winners in this years Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement.

Posted: Tuesday October 9, 2018

2018 Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced

Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art these are just some of the frontiers explored by this years winners of the Prime Ministers Awards for Literary Achievement.

Posted: Monday October 8, 2018

BUT I CHANGED ALL THAT: First New Zealand women, by Jane Tolerton

But I Changed All That is a collection of New Zealand women firsts from 1893 to 2018. The 76-page book, put out to commemorate the 125th anniversary of womens suffrage, contains portraits of first New Zealand women, with extended captions, including a quote from each subject.

Posted: Sunday September 30, 2018

New Citywide Event Calendar

The new citywide event calendar is now live on DunedinNZ.com.

Posted: Sunday September 30, 2018

Wordsmith course: Radio Drama II

This is a short course proposed for February 2019. The focus would be on writing radio drama but, depending on interest, could also include adapting short fiction (narration with bursts of dialogue), poems and monologues (dramatic or essayic), and memoir sequences to radio.

Posted: Thursday September 27, 2018


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