“Before I could stop myself I stood up in my seat and boasted that I had met Mrs Sheppard when we berthed in Christchurch. That I’d read Wollstonecraft in London and that all women should get the vote …”
Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2018
A widely praised collection from a leading New Zealand poet, and an exciting new environmental history of the settlement of the Otago Peninsula, have been shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Posted: Tuesday March 6, 2018
The latest Reed Gallery exhibition marks the seventieth anniversary of A.H. Reed’s original gift of his rare book and manuscript collection, officially donated to the Dunedin Public Library in 1948 in commemoration of the centenary of the founding of the province of Otago.
Posted: Friday March 2, 2018
Kāpiti poet Alison Glenny has won the 2017 Kathleen Grattan Award with ‘The Farewell Tourist’, a poetry collection inspired by a visit to Antarctica.
Posted: Monday November 6, 2017
Two New Zealand essayists writing on very different topics – life as an army recruit and the power of scent – are joint winners of the 2017 Landfall Essay Competition.
Posted: Monday November 6, 2017
The New Zealand Short Story had its very own conference in Invercargill in early September and Athenaeum committee member Philippa Duffy and myself trekked to the deep south for a literary feast of a weekend.
Posted: Thursday October 5, 2017
Our lives are all made up of many stories and everyone has a tale to tell.
Posted: Friday September 22, 2017
“Created by filmmakers for filmmakers”
Posted: Thursday September 21, 2017
It’s a show that brings new meaning to the phrase “music and lyrics”. The Blue Moments Project, an evening of jazz, blues and spoken word, is coming to Dunedin for a one-off performance at Knox Church’s Stuart Hall on October 2.
Posted: Friday September 8, 2017
NAVIGATOR, Anne’s first novel, was inspired by her experiences as a child during the post-World War Two era, when many men, including her father and uncles, were ex-servicemen.
Posted: Tuesday September 5, 2017
Short Film Otago has a new funding round open for new writers and filmmakers. It is calling for scripts/film ideas/outlines for development and possible funding.
Posted: Sunday September 3, 2017
Sex, dairy farming and feminism are among the unlikely bedfellows at this year’s New Zealand Young Writers Festival, fifteen free events delivering some of the country’s finest young wordsmiths to Dunedin from September 7-10.
Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017
Port Chalmers author and illustrator David Elliot has won the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, which were held in Wellington last night.
Posted: Monday August 14, 2017
Waikato novelist Catherine Chidgey has been named as the recipient of a Janet Frame Literary Trust Award worth $5,000.
Posted: Thursday July 20, 2017
‘Tītī hotdog with horopito pickled onions and mānuka smoked chilli relish’.
Posted: Wednesday July 19, 2017
The latest Reed Gallery exhibition at Dunedin Public Library explores the outer covers of books - their bindings.
Posted: Tuesday July 18, 2017
Polly Plum is a biography of one of New Zealand’s earliest feminists, Mary Ann Colclough, whose publicly voiced opinions saw her described in the nineteenth century as ‘our own little stray strap of a modern female fanatic’.
Posted: Monday June 12, 2017
Dunedin author and illustrator David Elliot is a finalist in 2017 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults announced today, Wednesday 7 June 2017.
Posted: Wednesday June 7, 2017