Poet laureate, David Eggleton, has tenure extended due to Covid-19 disruption

New Zealand’s poet laureate, David Eggleton, will get more time to write and perform after Covid-19 compromised his two-year tenure as laureate.

Posted: Monday October 12, 2020

Prose Politics

Distinguished Otago Alumna Returning to Ōtepoti for UBS Emerging Writer in Residence

Posted: Thursday October 8, 2020

Dunedin poet’s book translated

In an unusual twist, Taking My Jacket for a Walk, a recent book by Dunedin poet Peter Olds, has just stepped out in a Spanish translation.

Posted: Wednesday October 7, 2020

From bitterness to gratitude

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

Still reading: turning the pages for health and wellbeing in teens

This digital world has a few tricks. It’s fast, lightning quick, bringing rewards with a few quick clicks. We skim and skip, casting for the tantalising bits. And if it ain’t got us hooked real quick, we give it the flick.

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

A loaded skip: moving in a pandemic

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

Read Our Words

An inter-disciplinary group of Māori academics from the University of Otago have released a poster to encourage the public to engage with “the voices and experiences of Māori to help create an anti-racist Aotearoa New Zealand.”

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2020 – winners announced – Third time lucky for Palmerston North poet

The winners of the 2020 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize have been announced. The competition is now in its tenth year, and this year had a record number of entries – 426 poems – from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, UK, and Nigeria.

Posted: Sunday October 4, 2020

City writer’s ‘Lies’ wins Sargeson Prize

A tale centred on the lies a young woman tells to keep the painful truth at bay has won a Dunedin writer the 2020 Sargeson Prize.

Posted: Thursday October 1, 2020

Climate, community, arts to fore

More than 200 people took part, most of them online, in a symposium devoted to climate change, community and research in the creative arts, at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic at the weekend.

Posted: Wednesday September 30, 2020

Tupuranga Lua: A Whole New World is out!

We are fiafia as to be able to share this writing with you all.

Posted: Wednesday September 30, 2020

Write Spot with Paddy Richardson

Paddy Richardson - Paddy was Noirwich UNESCO Virtual Writer in Residence.

Posted: Tuesday September 29, 2020

The Québec en toutes lettres Festival spreads poetry across all continents with La grande traversée poétique.

20 countries - 200 poets - a unique event... and it's free!

Posted: Monday September 28, 2020

Literary artists celebrate visual artist

Posted: Monday September 28, 2020

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Posted: Friday September 25, 2020

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