Award-Winning Theatre Company Back With Electric New Season

“Arcade Theatre Company.. is proof that provocative, energetic theatre can still be offered in Dunedin” - THEATREVIEW

Posted: Tuesday April 2, 2019

Storylines Notable Books List 2019

The 2019 Storylines Children’s Literature Notable Book List, for the highest quality books in five genres published during 2018, is compiled from more than 100 entries from publishers by expert panels of authors, teachers, librarians, academics and parents.

Posted: Monday April 1, 2019

Centre for the Book 2019 Research Symposium - Call for Papers

Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs

Posted: Thursday March 28, 2019

Rapping like a bard

Rediscovering Shakespeare for the hip-hop generation is just one mission on Writers and Readers Festival visitor Akala’s mind, writes Dionne Christian.

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

The war on truth

Stephen Davis’ life convinces him a war on truth is being waged and must be resisted. That is now our experience too. Bruce Munro talks to the award-winning investigative journalist about government cover-ups, big business tactics and the role of conspiracies in the Christchurch mosques massacre.

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Interactive adventure in Botanic Garden

Posted: Tuesday March 26, 2019

Gordon Brown on life at 103

Posted: Monday March 25, 2019

The Art of healing

Posted: Sunday March 24, 2019

Author's quest to meet 120 Kiwi centenarians: Seeking meaning in longevity

The stories of New Zealand's centenarians show they are a complete cross-section of Kiwi society. Is there any special reason they ticked on so long? JOHN McCRONE reports.

Posted: Wednesday March 20, 2019

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival - 2019 Programme

The 2019 programme is live! For details see

Posted: Tuesday March 19, 2019

A lead role in her life

In her new book Keepers of History, Dunedin-based writer Renee Hollis preserves the stories of some of our oldest citizens. In this edited extract, she talks to Evelyn Hutchins (nee Bovett), who was born in Arrowtown on October 23, 1913.

Posted: Tuesday March 12, 2019

International Writer’s Residence In Reykjavík

In 2019 the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature for the first time offers a free residency for a writer from another UNESCO City of Literature.

Posted: Monday March 11, 2019

Open Call for the International residency in Ulyanovsk for writers and translators from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

This is a unique opportunity to work in the homeland of the great Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, the poet Nikolay Yazykov, the historian and writer Nikolay Karamzin.

Posted: Monday March 11, 2019

Ruth Carraway creates drama in jail - and toilets!

Trouble-D is a play about the challenges, obstacles and enticements a recently released prisoner faces in the outside world.

Posted: Monday March 11, 2019

For the Love of Books: Collectors and Collections

A Taster

Posted: Sunday March 10, 2019

Youth Zone Mobilised

Youth Zone Mobilised is the opportunity to get your music out to the world! This year, OAR FM Dunedin’s Youth Zone is giving ten young musical acts the opportunity to record and produce their own original tracks to air on the station, available via podcast and from our recently released...

Posted: Wednesday March 6, 2019

Keynote experts to bring wealth of knowledge to short play festival

Chicago-based producer and director Tanya Palmer will add “an immeasurable wealth of insight, experience and knowledge” as the UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival’s keynote expert this September.

Posted: Tuesday March 5, 2019

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