Submissions are open for the second round of the Doc Edge and Rei Foundation Film Fund.

Posted: Monday August 3, 2020

Rebirth of programme aims to grow next generation of literary critics

A programme dedicated to literary reviews for and by young people has been adopted by Read NZ Te Pou Muramura (formerly NZ Book Council).

Posted: Sunday August 2, 2020

Poetry Shelf interviews Kay McKenzie Cooke

Posted: Wednesday July 29, 2020

Artist Kerry Mackay's Autumn Lamb

Posted: Thursday July 23, 2020

New Writers at Ōtepoti Theatre Lab

Posted: Wednesday July 22, 2020

Community of writers to host retreat

They all live on the same street, drawing inspiration daily from the Hawkdun Range standing guard at the end of the road.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

Poetry Shelf poets on their own poems: David Eggleton reads and responds to ‘Heraldry’

David Eggleton reads ‘Heraldry’ from Time of the Icebergs (Otago University Press 2011). This poetry performance video was recorded live by musician and film-maker Richard C. Wallis on July 10, 2020 in Waikouaiti, Otago.

Posted: Tuesday July 21, 2020

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

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