What's On


  • Junior Writers’ Academy: School Holiday Workshop

    3 October 2018

    1:30pm — 2:30pm

    Join author, Ella West, for a way cool young writers’ workshop.Learn where ideas and inspiration come from. Discover how to impress and get the best with your story writing. Find out how to make your... Read more…
  • Genre 8: Flights of Fantasy

    11 October 2018

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    Spend an evening in the company of 8 Dunedin Fantasy Authors. Each writer discusses aspects of their particular sub-genre, and gives a reading from their own work, with a chance for the audience to ask... Read more…
  • Author Talk: Jo Seager on Tour

    15 October 2018

    6:00pm — 7:30pm

    Join “party girl” Jo Seager for a fun evening where she shares her tips and tricks for putting on milestone events with minimum effort and maximum effect.Whether it’s a baby welcoming or naming ceremony, a... Read more…
  • Author Talk: Neville Peat – The Invading Sea

    24 October 2018

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    Introduced by Sir Alan Mark, join Dunedin author Neville Peat as he discusses his latest book, investigating the multiple facets of coastal hazard – the science of a warming, rising, stormier sea; the risky reality... Read more…
  • Words Unfold: Video Competition

    1 September - 26 October 2018

    Write a poem, song or short piece of writing, then turn it into an MP4 video to win!Prizes will be awarded by our judges in each of four categories: Junior (primary age), Intermediate, Teen (high-school... Read more…
  • Celebrity Book Chat

    2 November 2018

    2:00pm — 3:00pm

    All are welcome to join us for a special book chat this month, as we are joined by a special guest: Dunedin-based writer, poet and playwright Jenny Powell. Jenny will speak about her writing life,... Read more…
  • Ignition Kids Book Festival

    2 - 4 November 2018

    Fire up your imagination at the only festival in South Island New Zealand dedicated exclusively to children’s books!Bring the family to Dunedin City and enjoy three days of stories, magic, a tea party, crafts, films... Read more…
  • J & K Rolling

    9 November 2018

    6:30pm — 7:30pm

    Dunedin poets Jenny Powell and Kay McKenzie Cooke form the poetry reading duo, J&K Rolling. ‘Breaking city limits for fine country lines’ is their byline and Waikouaiti is in their sights.
    After their readings, there will... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Beyond the Page

    14 November 2018

    6:30pm — 9:00pm

    Presented by the Continued Sense of Wonder team, this final session for 2018 brings together a select group of children's publishers, literary agents and editors to reveal the hidden world of children's publishing.Bring a question... Read more…
  • Stack Trek

    24 February - 24 November 2018

    1:00pm — 2:00pm

    Boldly go where few borrowers have been before…
    For one hour only on the last Saturday of each month, we open up our secret stash of books in the library basement.
    Trekkies meet at the ground floor... Read more…
  • Rap Like Robbie Competition for Teens

    1 September - 30 November 2018

    Write some Robert Burns-inspired poetry and score yourself $500, generously sponsored by the Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society.
    Robert Burns was a rock star back in the day. He wrote about everything from nature to sex, drinking,... Read more…
  • Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Robert Burns Poetry Competition

    1 September - 30 November 2018

    This international competition opens on 1st September 2018 for any adult published or unpublished poet* and is presented in collaboration with Dunedin Public Libraries, Dunedin Burns Club, and with the support of the Dunedin UNESCO... Read more…
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