Robert Lord Writers Cottage 2020 residencies announced

Canterbury flash fiction writer Sandra Arnold and Wairarapa children’s writer Di Batchelor have been awarded residencies at Dunedin’s Robert Lord Writers Cottage, and applications are currently invited for two further residencies at the cottage.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Kānapanapa mai ana a Matariki

Matariki is the Māori new year and an important time in New Zealand. Lawrence Wharerau, our Outreach Curator Māori Specialist – Kaitoko Kaupapa Torotoronga ā-Iwi, provides some background on the festival and describes the footage in our special programme Kānapanapa mai ana a Matariki.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Director Ngā Toi Māori

Tāwhiri (the producer of New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Wellington Jazz Festival, Second Unit and Lexus Song Quest) will incorporate two new leadership roles into its Leadership Team: Director Ngā Toi Māori and Director Intercultural Development.

Posted: Monday July 20, 2020

Go NZ: A detour through Dunedin's literary past

Gather round, readers, and let me tell you a story about Dunedin. Actually, would you rather hear one by Janet Frame? Hone Tuwhare? Perhaps Laurence Fearnley?

Posted: Monday July 20, 2020

Is it a workshop? No, it's a bookshop. Welcome to Dead Souls in Dunedin

Dean Havard, owner of Dunedin’s Dead Souls Bookshop, does his best to try and detail his place of work.

Posted: Monday July 20, 2020

Reviews Editor appointed for KETE: New books from Aotearoa New Zealand

The Coalition for Books is delighted to announce that Mark Broatch, former deputy editor and books and culture editor of the New Zealand Listener, has accepted the role of Reviews Editor for a new “lithub”-style website to be launched in September by the Coalition for Books – KETE: New Books...

Posted: Monday July 20, 2020

Book link to Hodgkins’ father

A small piece of Dunedin’s literary history has been uncovered by a Dunedin man clearing out his garage.

Posted: Tuesday July 14, 2020

Kā mihi mahana nui o te wā o te Tau Hou Māori – Happy New Year!

Our Visitor Programmes Organiser, Lynda Cullen, interviews Vicki Lenihan, coordinator of the Dunedin Puaka Matariki Festival

Posted: Monday July 13, 2020

Plays for the Young Competition

Do you have an original and inventive play written for young people, whether you are new or experienced in writing for the young? We are seeking plays written for young audiences and plays written by young writers.

Posted: Monday July 13, 2020

Content Presenter: 2020 New Zealand Young Writers Festival

The NZ Young Writers Festival is four days of free, fun literary focused events held annually in Ōtepoti/Dunedin.

Posted: Monday July 13, 2020

Young Writer in Residence

A four week residency (13 September to Friday 9 October) in the Robert Lord Writers Cottage (Dunedin) to write, and participate in the NZ Young Writers Festival (24-27 September).

Posted: Monday July 13, 2020

Positions vacant at the New Zealand Poetry Society

The NZPS is looking for two lovely people to join us at the New Zealand Poetry Society.

Posted: Sunday July 12, 2020

Details of Creative New Zealand’s 12-month investment plan, ahead of August openings

Following its announcement on Friday 3 July, Creative New Zealand can now provide more details about its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months, ahead of August openings.

Posted: Friday July 10, 2020

Poetry Shelf picks from new books

Poetry greetings from gale, hail, rain, sun!

Posted: Thursday July 9, 2020

Memories and regrets explored in Scott play

Laughter and tears flow in iconic New Zealand play, The Daylight Atheist, by award-winning satirical cartoonist Tom Scott.

Posted: Wednesday July 8, 2020

Book Launch: That Blind Woman

Thank you for saying WHY NOT to coming to my book launch on Saturday!

Posted: Tuesday July 7, 2020

NZ Young Writers Festival Opportunities

Having recently obtained CNZ funding through the Arts Continuity Grant, the NZ Young Writers Festival is currently advertising two opportunities.

Posted: Monday July 6, 2020

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