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  • Through a poet's eyes: Dunedin, City of Literature

    21 - 25 January 2019

    Three days of inspirational fieldwork followed by a two-day poetry workshop, based on campus and presented by Sue Wootton
    Dunedin has long been an inspiring city for writers. This course will nurture your muse and exercise... Read more…
  • 2018 Children's Summer Reading Programme: City of Readers

    1 December 2018 - 3 February 2019

    Register for our Summer Reading Programme from Saturday 1st December at your local Dunedin Public Library. Prove we’re a City of Readers by reading every day over the holidays!Lots of activities, fun and rewards to... Read more…
  • Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Wild Writing Competition

    14 December 2018 - 14 February 2019

    Dunedin Public Libraries, Wild Dunedin Festival of Nature, and Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature invite you to be inspired by the wildness of nature.Write a single great sentence that observes or describes something in nature... Read more…
  • Literary Walking Tours

    21 December 2017 - 18 February 2019

    CITY LITERARY WALKING TOURJoin Beverly Martens (owner of Dunedin Literary Walking Tours) for a fascinating and entertaining guided central city walk. Hear stories about well-known New Zealand writers; discover key sites in Dunedin’s rich literary... Read more…
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    28 February - 6 March 2019

    A hit when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 taking out the Pulitzer Prize and five Tony Awards and it still shines as one of the great plays of American theatre. 28 February to 6 March... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Travelling in Time

    13 March 2019

    7:00pm — 9:00pm

    Adventures in history and portals to the past.Bring along an old favourite or a new discovery to share.Booking essential: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nzFor more information, contact: Jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nzFREEDunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library  Read more…
  • Adult Summer Reading Challenge

    1 December 2018 - 31 March 2019

    Challenge yourself this summer.Read 10 books and record your progress to earn a free DVD rentals voucher.Stretch your horizons by reading five books outside your comfort zone and you’ll go into the draw for a... Read more…
  • The Tragedy of King Richard II by William Shakespeare

    30 May - 8 June 2019

    The Globe presents this most accessible of the history plays. A work that is as much a tragedy and a psychological drama as the play which begins the Wars of the Roses cycle.30 May to... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: Prize-winning Books

    19 June 2019

    7:00pm — 9:00pm

    Books that have earned accolades from around the world.Bring along an old favourite or a new discovery to share.Booking essential: 03 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nzFor more information, contact: Jackie.mcmillan@dcc.govt.nzFREEDunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library Read more…
  • Toybox

    7 - 12 July 2019

    The mid-year school holidays will see the Globe’s fourth production of Children’s Theatre.7 July to 12 July, to be co-ordinated by Leanne ByasGlobe Theatre Dunedin, 104 London Street Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: What a Performance!

    18 September 2019

    7:00pm — 9:00pm

    A New Zealand Theatre Month special. Play on words – books ripe for adaptation to stage and screen.Bring along an old favourite or a new discovery to share.Join us for a tour of the basement... Read more…
  • 2019 UNESCO Play Festival

    12 - 20 September 2019

    The festival will be hosted by the University of Otago in Dunedin between September 12 and 20, 2019. It will be part of the University’s 150th anniversary celebrations.More information here. Read more…
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