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  • Book Launch: New Admissions | Mira Harrison

    29 October 2020

    5:30pm

    We are very pleased to invite you to attend the launch of 'New Admissions' by Mira Harrison, the author of 'Admissions'.RSVP: events@unibooks.co.nz | 03 477 6976 University Bookshop Otago Read more…
  • AN HOUR WITH VINCENT O’SULLIVAN

    30 October 2020

    3:00pm — 4:00pm

    Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, and librettist, Vincent O’Sullivan is one of our most acclaimed and versatile writers. He was New Zealand’s Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2015 and, in Kirsty Gunn’s words, ‘continues to have... Read more…
  • Climate Change – Striking a Balance

    3 October - 1 November 2020

    This is a free exhibition that will open on the 3rd of October and run until the 1st of November at Otago Museum, in the Beautiful Science Gallery.It focuses on inequality around climate change, including... Read more…
  • WORD CHRISTCHURCH SPRING FESTIVAL

    28 October - 1 November 2020

    This year the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival celebrates the wealth of talented writers, speakers and thinkers from across Aotearoa New Zealand. The festival is centred on New Zealand writing and writers and features a glittering programme with 65... Read more…
  • Moon Festival Poetry Competition

    1 October - 1 November 2020

    This year our Moon Festival events are being held online. Visit www.tinyurl.com/moonfestival2020 on 1 October to experience:
    Cultural performances from Dunedin Chinese Cultural and Arts Association, Dunedin Senior Citizens Chinese Association, Dunedin Tai Chi and Dunedin Tai Chi... Read more…
  • Remembering Ralph Hotere

    1 November 2020

    3:00pm — 4:00pm

    Ralph Hotere was one of Aotearoa’s most significant artists. His life was just as remarkable as his art. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O’Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now,... Read more…
  • Book Launch: Two new poetry books!

    3 November 2020

    5:30pm

    Please join us to celebrate the launch of two new Victoria University Press books: Fancy Dancing by Bernadette Hall and Escape Path Lighting by John Newton.All welcome!RSVP: events@unibooks.co.nz | 03 477 6976 (please RSVP, then... Read more…
  • Author Talk: Ripiro Beach - A Memoir of Life after Near Death

    3 November 2020

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    Join award-winning author Caroline Barron as she discusses her latest book, exploring motherhood, grief and trauma and the search for identity. Dame Fiona Kidman describes Ripiro Beach as "one powerful read", while a RadioNZ reviewer calles... Read more…
  • Fake News - The Other Virus

    5 November 2020

    5:30pm

    Misinformation and Disinformation in the Age Of Covid19Presented by the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.David Shanks, NZ Classifications Office Chief Censor, and Kate Hannah, Deputy Director, Equity & Inclusion, Te Pūnaha Matatini, discuss the problem... Read more…
  • Ten Perspectives: A National Poetry Day Celebration

    5 November 2020

    6:30pm — 8:00pm

    Otago-Southland branch of NZ Society of authors, in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries invite you to celebrate poetry with us as 10 poets examine life from different perspectives. Guest MC Michelle Elvy.With thanks to Creative... Read more…
  • AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER

    6 November 2020

    7:00pm

    Caught in Aotearoa for the outbreak of Covid, and currently residing in Hastings until the smoke clears in her hometown of New York, the front-woman of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls... Read more…
  • Author Talk: Merchant, Miner, Mandarin

    8 November 2020

    2:00pm — 3:00pm

    Authors Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and Trevor Agnew take us on a fascinating historical adventure as they build a picture of the illustrious career of a gentleman who would change the shape of commerce and... Read more…
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