Worth the Wait: Alan Roddicks second poetry collection

After establishing a poetic presence on the literary scene in the early 1960s, Dunedins Alan Roddick published his first collection, The Eye Corrects: Poems 19551965, in 1967. A mere 49 years later comes the sequel, Getting it Right: Poems 19682015.

Posted: Thursday September 29, 2016

The Other Side of the Mountain: Rewriting NZ climbing history

The story of Edmund Hillarys ascent of Everest is familiar to all New Zealanders. Now a new book focuses on the previously untold story of the trailblazing first New Zealand Himalayan Expedition in 1951.

Posted: Thursday September 29, 2016

The Friends of the Hocken Collections 2016 Research Award

In 2016 the Friends of the Hocken Collections celebrate their 25th anniversary ofestablishment.

Posted: Sunday September 11, 2016

Recent publications by Dunedin publisher Paua Press Limited

Sir George Grey and the moa by Bruce Spittle, 2015. Education and fluoridation in New Zealand: an historical study by John Colquhoun, 2016.

Posted: Wednesday September 7, 2016

A poem when you park

Next time you pay for parking, your ticket might come with a poem.

Posted: Thursday August 25, 2016

Michael Harlows Winning New Poetry Collection

The poems in Michael Harlows new collection, Nothing for it but to Sing, are small detonations that release deeply complex stories of psychological separations and attractions, of memory and desire.

Posted: Thursday August 11, 2016

Blue Oyster call for proposals

Blue Oyster is pleased to announce a call for solo, duo, group and curated exhibition proposals for the first half of 2017. A proposal call for the remaining 6 months of the coming year will be announced early 2017.

Posted: Monday August 1, 2016

Call for Participation for the forthcoming 5th International Summit of the Book 2016, Limerick City, Ireland

Please note the information below and consider whether you may wish to respond to the call and/or to make suggestions for possible suitable speakers for this prestigious conference coming to Limerick, Ireland in November 2016.

Posted: Friday July 22, 2016


New Zealands first writing residency, the Robert Burns Fellowship, was established in 1958 in Dunedin marking the bicentenary of the birth of Robbie Burns. Now, 58 years later and to mark their seventy years of bookselling, Dunedins University Book Shop has created another New Zealand first with a bookshop-based annual...

Posted: Thursday July 21, 2016

Two books by local author Beatrice Hale

Two books by local author Beatrice Hale, both available as e-books on Smashwords and on Amazon.com, which also provides a print book. Beatrice usually writes on gerontology and caregiving, but has changed direction in retirement to look at her ancestors and write their stories, two of which are fictionalized here.

Posted: Tuesday July 19, 2016

Scholarly Favourites. Researching in Special Collections

de Beer gallery, Special Collections, University of Otago, 10 June to 26 August 2016

Posted: Monday July 11, 2016

Printer in Residence & Exhibition

A Matariki Engagement*

Posted: Monday July 11, 2016

Lotteries Award to help establish the first writers residency in the home of a Mori writer

The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust has just been awarded $100,000 by the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee to restore and repair the South Otago crib of peoples poet Hone Tuwhare (1922 2008).

Posted: Friday June 17, 2016

CALL for PAPERS - Book and Place

The University of Otago Centre for the Book announces its 2016 Annual SymposiumUniversity of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand2728 October 2016

Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2016

Michael King Writers Centre Open for Applications

The Michael King Writers Centre invites applications from New Zealand writers for four supported residencies in 2016, with stipends ranging from $8,000 to $30,000.

Posted: Thursday September 3, 2015


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

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