Memoir Workshop with Damian Barr 

The Memoir Workshop with Damian Barr, Friday 8 May, 10am–1pm, has sold out, which has disappointed many budding memoirists. Luckily he — and we — are able to squeeze in another session, just after the first, 2pm – 5pm on Friday 8 May!

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

DWRF Literary Lunch Series: Wed 6 May

Renowned NZ writer Philip Temple, who lives locally, will be talking about his latest novel 'MiStory' as part of the DWRF Literary Lunch Series. 

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, 5–10 May

Remember to get your tickets before you miss out — sooooo many awesome events to see in our City of Literature!

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

Robert Burns Poetry Competition

Write a poem in English or Scots, inspired by the life or works of Robert Burns.

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

Landfall Essay Competition

Landfall Essay Competition entry deadline is rapidly approaching – 31 July 2015. The competition aims to support vivid, contentious, creative essay writing.

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

Young writers festival in June confirmed for Dunedin

New Zealand finally has an annual festival produced by, and for, our young and emerging writers.

Posted: Sunday April 26, 2015

Black Star Books Ōtepoti

Black Star Books Ōtepoti is an infoshop located in Dunedin, Aotearoa.

Posted: Saturday April 25, 2015

Dunedin Writer Spotlight: Sue Wootton

Sue Wootton is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose work has been widely published and anthologized.

Posted: Saturday April 25, 2015

Regent 24hr Book Sale — May 22

The 24 Hour Book Sale is the largest sale of second-hand books in New Zealand, and reputedly the largest in the Southern hemisphere. 

Posted: Saturday April 25, 2015

Children's Room Story-Time Train to Port Chalmers

All aboard the Story-time Train to Port Chalmers! Grab the kids for a whole bundle of story-telling fun along the West Harbour to charming Port Chalmers’ Library and the Town Hall.

Posted: Saturday April 25, 2015

Dunedin writers and readers festival may 5 - 10

Dunedin has a swag of top international and national authors converging on the city in May for the Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival (May 5-10). 

Posted: Saturday April 25, 2015

A sense of wonder reading, writing and publishing children's literature

The University of Otago Centre for the Book is delighted to announce its 2015 annual symposium in Dunedin, New Zealand’s UNESCO City of Literature.

Posted: Tuesday April 14, 2015

National poetry day returns for its 18th year. Registrations open Now!

The highly popular and eclectic National Poetry Day will be staged for its 18th year on 28 August 2015. A varied programme of events around the country will celebrate poetry in its many forms and engage with writers and readers at all levels.

Posted: Tuesday March 24, 2015

Unesco Cities of Literature celebrate book baptism

The launch of Jindra Tichá’s first novel in English will present an opportunity to unite two UNESCO Cities of Literature at the Dunedin City Library later this month.

Posted: Friday March 20, 2015

Sue Wootton wins Caselberg prize

First prize of $500 in the fifth annual Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015 has been won by Dunedin poet Sue Wootton, for her poem ‘Luthier’. Second prize ($250) was awarded to Jessica le Bas, of Nelson, for ‘Four Photographs from a Window’.

Posted: Thursday March 5, 2015

Local screenwriter chosen for Literacy Tour

Emerging Dunedin screenwriter Henry Feltham has been chosen to create a 20 minute literary tour of the city to be shown as part of the Digital Writers’ Festival in Melbourne next month.

Posted: Friday January 30, 2015

"Love me not' in eBook company's top pick

A Dunedin book has made the 'must reads of 2014' of one of the world's biggest eReader companies.

Posted: Monday December 22, 2014

Wanted: Dunedin's emerging writers to deliver digital tour of Dunedin's literary hotspot

The Digital Writers Festival is calling out for emerging writers to pitch their ideas for showcasing a live 20 minute streamed tour of Dunedin’s great literary city.

Posted: Saturday December 20, 2014

Dunedin thrilled to be UNESCO City of Literature

Dunedin has stepped onto the international stage after being designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature.

Posted: Tuesday December 2, 2014

Chocolate bard poetry competition underway

Express how much you love chocolate through poetry and you may win a prize pack choc-full of treats, and be published in the Otago Daily Times.

Posted: Saturday July 5, 2014

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