What's On

  • Sammie's Sea Week Colouring Competition

    21 February - 2 March 2017

    Celebrate sea week!
    Pick up an entry form and colour a super picture of Sammie and his friends to go into the competition to win a copy of Joanne McDougall’s beautiful picture book, A Southern Tale.... Read more…
  • My Dad's Boy

    11 February - 4 March 2017

    The Fortune Theatre 2017 season opens with an exciting new play My Dad’s Boy by award-winning twentysomething playwright Finnius Teppett. Peter used to play for Otago and in 1985 despite a loss to the Lions... Read more…
  • Once Upon a Sunday: Teddy Bears' Picnic

    5 March 2017

    2:00pm — 2:30pm

    It’s Children’s Day!Join us for a special Sunday storytime picnic, with local storyteller Kaitrin McMullan, and learn a teddy dance.Remember to bring your teddy bear!
    For children... Read more…
  • Author Talk: The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

    7 March 2017

    6:00pm — 7:30pm

    Researcher, educator and author of this international bestseller, Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, will speak at Dunedin City Library about her personal journey to develop her pioneering cognitive development programme.
    Barbara talks about her battle to overcome her own... Read more…
  • Book Launch: The Yield

    8 March 2017


    Otago University Press warmly invites you to celebrate the publication of The Yield: Poems by Sue WoottonThe Yield is the vivid and lyrical new collection from award-winning Dunedin poet Sue Wootton. These poems are sensorially alive, deeply... Read more…
  • Regent Anything But Books Sale

    10 March 2017

    12:00pm — 8:00pm

    Your chance to find treasures, nostalgic gems, classic vinyl, kitsch trinkets and much more.
    The Regent Anything But Book Sale is one of our major fundraisers each year.Regent Theatre, Octagon, Dunedin Read more…
  • An Evening with Graeme Macrae Burnet

    14 March 2017

    6:00pm — 7:30pm

    Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival and the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago are proud to present An Evening with Graeme Macrae BurnetHear the award-winning Scottish crime writer discuss his Man Booker-shortlisted novel,... Read more…
  • New Calendar Event

    15 March 2017


    Join the Friends of the Gallery for an informal talk Hunting the Snark by award-winning illustrator and writer David Elliot.Dunedin Public Art Gallery Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: A series of adult conversations about children's literature

    15 March 2017

    7:00pm — 8:30pm

    This time we will be considering children’s books in translation.
    Bring along an old favourite or a new discovery to share.
    This is the first gathering of 2017, so take the opportunity to meet like-minded literature lovers.
    Booking... Read more…
  • The middle aged man who fell to earth

    15 March 2017

    8:00pm — 9:15pm

    A stand-up comedy/spoken word show combining comedy and music. Exploring a millennial run world where a middle aged man feels like an alien on his own planet. Ian Loughran is the comic, shining a spotlight... Read more…
  • Friends in all the Write Places

    16 March 2017

    6:30am — 7:30am

    Join Dunedin authors Sue Wootton and Laurence Fearnley in conversation as they discuss their most recent books and the daily process of writing.
    Sue Wootton's debut novel, Strip, follows a doctor who becomes a cartoonist but... Read more…
  • Keeping it in the Family: British and Irish Literary Generations 1770-1930

    9 December 2016 - 17 March 2017

    Not every great writer is a solitary genius. As a child, Charlotte Brontë created the imaginary world of Angria with her brother Branwell. William Wordsworth borrowed from his sister Dorothy’s diary to create one of... Read more…
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