Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI

This immersive and interactive exhibition tells the story of three nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Watch the nurses at work, pick up and read their letters, touch their few possessions and discover their most private thoughts. 

Posted: Wednesday November 11, 2015


Prague, a fellow UNESCO City of Literature, have Dunedin up in lights - and we like it  lot!

Posted: Wednesday October 14, 2015

The Toji Cultural Foundation International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency Program

Programme for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers, Artists and Scholars. 

Posted: Sunday October 11, 2015

Baxter Memorial a Step Closer

Public recognition of WWI war resister Archibald Baxter is a step closer following the selection of three finalists in a competition to build a memorial in the Otago Museum Reserve.

Posted: Friday October 2, 2015

Community Read. UNESCO City of Literature booklist

This Summer we invite you to work your way through this recommended list of great reads from the 11 UNESCO Cities of Literature.   

Posted: Wednesday September 23, 2015

NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship – Recipient Announced!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship 2016 is award-winning Otago poet Michael Harlow.

Posted: Thursday September 17, 2015

Aliens, Androids & Unicorns. 

During March to May 2015, the University of Otago Library mounted an exhibition highlighting the Science Fiction and Fantasy collection amassed by Harold Terrence Salive (1939-2012).

Posted: Monday September 14, 2015


Imagine spending four hours picking the brains of some of New Zealand’s best poets, authors, illustrators, journalists and playwrights, to inspire and develop your own skills. Sounds good?

Posted: Friday September 11, 2015

Michael King Writers’ Centre Open for Applications

The Michael King Writers’ Centre invites applications from New Zealand writers for four supported residencies in 2016, with stipends ranging from $8,000 to $30,000.

Posted: Thursday September 3, 2015


Local Dunedin writer and editor David Howard has been announced as the successful applicant for the 2016 Prague residency for writers connected to a UNESCO City of Literature.

Posted: Friday August 28, 2015

A World Class UNESCO City of Literature

Dunedin is well known as a creative literary city that treasures its past, celebrates its present and looks forward to its future. It is a city whose vision is to be one of the world's great small cities that highly values arts, culture and nurtures an outstanding bunch of incredibly...

Posted: Sunday June 21, 2015

eMultipoetry Project Krakow UNESCO City of Literature

In May a slice of Dunedin editor and writer Emma Neale’s poetry featured on a wall, at a corner of the Main Square and Bracka St, Krakow, Poland as part of a collaboration between the successful poetry project eMultipoetry and the UNESCO Cities of Literature. 

Posted: Saturday June 20, 2015

2015 UNESCO Creative City Conference 

Dunedin joined 68 other UNESCO Creative Cities in the UNESCO Craft and Art City of Kanazawa, Japan on 25 May. 

Posted: Saturday June 20, 2015

Literature and Light: Vogel Street Party 2015

The date has been set for the return of the popular Vogel Street Party and preparations are well underway for the event that will be held on Saturday 10th October.

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

New Zealand Young Writers Festival 

The first ever New Zealand Young Writers Festival was held in Dunedin in June, and the critically acclaimed weekend has laid great foundations for this exciting new annual event. 

Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

New Writer Residency Opportunity in Prague UNESCO City of Literature 

Prague is currently looking for applications from writers connected to the UNESCO City of Literature network, with an interest in Prague and Czech literature, who would like to spend around two months in Prague. 

Posted: Wednesday June 17, 2015

The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2015...

built on the success of the inaugural festival in 2014 and has secured its place on the Dunedin events calendar. 

Posted: Wednesday June 17, 2015

Blue Oyster Online Publications 

A new and exciting creative arts initiative by Dunedin's very own Blue Oyster Art Project Space.

Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015

Creative Cameo Writing School

At Macandrew Bay primary school on the beautiful Otago Peninsula, they take creativity seriously! Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of artistic endeavour and creative writing is a cornerstone of their engaging and learning.  

Posted: Tuesday June 16, 2015

The Hard To Find Bookshop

In 2013, Warwick Jordan moved 250,000 books the length of the New Zealand to Dowling St, Dunedin and is now the proud owner of the largest single book store in New Zealand.

Posted: Monday April 27, 2015

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