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

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

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