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  • 2020 Vision: All Ages Poetry Competition

    13 July - 10 August 2020

    Dunedin Public Libraries in partnership with the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authorsinvite you to celebrate National Poetry Day by creating poetry in 500 words or less.The competition is open to all... Read more…
  • Book Launch: Upstream on the Mataura by Dougal Rillstone

    11 August 2020


    You are warmly invited to the launch of Upstream on the Mataura by Dougal Rillstone (Mary Egan Publishing), recounting his 240km walk upstream from the coast to the source in the Eyre Mountains. In Upstream on... Read more…
  • DUIRVIAS: Owen Connors and Laura Duffy with writing by Frances Duncan.

    22 July - 16 August 2020

    DUIRVIASOwen Connors and Laura Duffy with writing by Frances Duncan.Opening event: Tuesday 21 July 5:30 pm Exhibition runs: 22 July — 16 AugustFree to attend, all welcome.Blue Oyster Art Project Space is pleased to present... Read more…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: London Journal 1762–1763

    18 August 2020


    The Catch-Up Book Club is an informal group we run in partnership with the Department of English and Linguistics. A University of Otago lecturer, or other uniquely qualified person, talks about a classic you’ve heard... Read more…
  • Poetry Night

    19 August 2020


    We're back! Join us for Dunedin's free monthly poetry reading at the Dog With Two Tails. Featuring special guest poets, local MCs, an open mic, an enthusiastic audience, and delicious food and drink available for... Read more…
  • Ideas exchange on Global Citizenship Education (GCED)

    20 August 2020

    5:30pm — 7:30pm

    The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is holding a free ideas exchange on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) at the National Library in Wellington on 20 August from 5:30 to 7:30pm. It will also be... Read more…
  • Poets in Place- National Poetry Day Reading & Exhibition

    21 August 2020

    12:30pm — 1:30pm

    Come one, come all and relish in the power of poetry with some of our brightest local literary stars! In celebration of National Poetry Day and the impending NZ Young Writers’ Festival (September 24-27th), Fringe... Read more…
  • Prizegiving: 2020 Vision Poetry Competition for Primary School aged Children

    21 August 2020

    5:00pm — 6:00pm

    The announcement of the winning entries and presentation of prizes to the winners of the primary school aged category of the 2020 Vision Poetry Competition.Each of the winners will be invited to read their poems.All... Read more…
  • Ten Perspectives: A National Poetry Day Celebration

    21 August 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…
  • Dine Dunedin

    7 - 23 August 2020

    It’s more important than ever that we support local and from Friday 7 August – Sunday 23 August here are a few ideas for enjoying the finest Dunedin hospitality.In the interests of sustainability the Dine... Read more…
  • Poems from a Landscape Near and Far: A celebration of poetry at Lan Yuan, Dunedin Chinese Garden

    23 August 2020


    A free tea tasting will be available during the event. You are invited to sample three flavours from a variety of teas, from which you may wish to order a pot to enjoy while listening... Read more…
  • Pet: Dunedin book launch

    25 August 2020

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    Kathryn van Beek, the University Book Shop and Mary Egan Publishing warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of Kathryn's short stories ... and the accompanying podcast series. The event features readings from some of... Read more…
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