New book examines how childhood shapes later life

In his new book, The Origins of You: How Childhood Shapes Later Life, University of Otago professor Richie Poulton and his co-authors set out their search to learn how much our origins shape our later lives.

Posted: Tuesday September 15, 2020

Kete partners with Stuff to share reviews of New Zealand books

Kete – the new site devoted to the books of Aotearoa which launches on 15 September – will share reviews of New Zealand books with Stuff to bring the latest releases to readers of Sunday Magazine, Your Weekend and Stuff online.

Posted: Friday September 11, 2020

Dick of the Bay on Otago Access Radio

Attention New Zealanders! A new radio drama is coming to take over your airwaves.

Posted: Friday September 11, 2020

Misconceptions and Bruce the cat: a Q&A with Kathryn van Beek

Dunedin author and illustrator Kathryn van Beek is launching two new books this month: her short story collection PET and a children's book, Bruce Goes Outside.

Posted: Tuesday September 8, 2020

Happy International Literacy Day!

UNESCO Cities of Literature are excited to celebrate with a collective social media campaign led by Bucheon City of Literature

Posted: Monday September 7, 2020

Māori Language Moment: Be the 1 in a million

Honour the past, keep ourselves safe now and prepare for the future together!

Posted: Thursday September 3, 2020

Recordings of Hone Tuwhare

Posted: Thursday September 3, 2020

A Poetry Shelf gathering: A handful of Starlings read from the latest issue

Starling 10 is not long out so I decided to celebrate this fabulous issue with a wee poetry reading. Starling was founded by Louise Wallace and is co-edited by Francis Cooke. It is a meeting ground for writers in Aotearoa under 25. Long may it continue.

Posted: Tuesday September 1, 2020

Teenage poet bags another top award

Darcy Monteath has a way with words.

Posted: Wednesday August 26, 2020

Rhian Gallagher's poetry collection Far flung

Poet Rhian Gallagher's latest collection Far Flung takes us from South Island bush to Dunedin's notorious Seacliff Mental Hospital.

Posted: Monday August 24, 2020

Having the goods

Choie Sew Hoy was one of Otago’s most prominent entrepreneurs. Raised in Guandong, China, Sew Hoy came to Dunedin in 1869, via the California and Victoria goldfields.

Posted: Monday August 24, 2020

Stories in words and pictures

Comic artist Veronica Brett is capturing her world in words and pictures.

Posted: Monday August 24, 2020

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival announces two UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writers in Residence

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival today announced two virtual UNESCO City of Literature Virtual Writers in Residence for the 2020 Festival: Anita Terpstra from Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, and Paddy Richardson from Dunedin, New Zealand.

Posted: Wednesday August 19, 2020

Call for proposals for January–December 2021

Blue Oyster Art Project Space invites proposals from arts practitioners for projects between January–December 2021.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2020

Arts Pupils’ ideas brought to life

Kids say the darndest things – especially when it comes to creating their own story books.

Posted: Monday August 17, 2020

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