What's On


  • 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…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: Jane Eyre

    17 November 2020

    5:30pm

    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

    18 November 2020

    8:00pm

    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…
  • A Close Approximation to Normal–2020 Symposium CFP

    20 November 2020

    10:00am — 5:00pm

    The Centre for the Book is delighted to announce that we have been granted modest funding to enable us to hold the annual research symposium.  We will not attempt to fly-in a keynote this year,... Read more…
  • rail:lines spoke 'n' word tour

    19 - 25 November 2020

    rail:lines will be a poem tour along the Central Otago Rail Trail, and also a shortcreative documentary film. Poets Liz Breslin, Laura Williamson and AnnabelWilson will e-bike the length of the Rail Trail, with shows... Read more…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: Little Women

    1 December 2020

    5:30pm

    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…
  • Literary Walking Tours

    25 January 2019 - 11 May 2021

    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…

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