What's On


  • Writer 2020 competition

    30 July - 4 September 2020

    The University’s second annual creative writing competition for students and staff opens for entries today. Writer 2020 offers all staff and students at all of Otago’s campuses the opportunity to harness their creativity and write a... Read more…
  • Continued Sense of Wonder: From Page to Screen

    9 September 2020

    7:00pm

    Books transferred to the silver screen – which told the story best?Share a favourite (book), or a new discovery, for this adult conversation about children’s books.(optional basement tour at 6.30pm)Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City LibraryBooking... Read more…
  • Noirwich Crime Writing Festival

    10 - 13 September 2020

    THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBERVIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRDPREMEDITATED: LAUNCH OF THE UEA CREATIVE WRITING MA CRIME FICTION ANTHOLOGY 2020 FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBERWORKSHOP: WRITING CREDIBLE CHARACTERSWORKSHOP: RESEARCHING FOR HISTORICAL FICTIONJILL DAWSON AND TREVOR WOOD IN CONVERSATIONNOIRWICH LECTURE 2020:... Read more…
  • Around the World in 80 Tales Storytelling Festival

    13 September 2020

    11:00am — 3:30pm

    Take a journey around the world, through the stories from some of Dunedin’s diverse cultures.Enjoy tales in a multitude of different languages, plus Chinese fan dance, French puppets, and Japanese drums. Opened by the Wairua... Read more…
  • Poetry Night

    16 September 2020

    8:00pm

    Please join us at Dog with Two Tails cafe next Wednesday 16th September at 8pm. We are delighted to welcome featured poets Tracey Slaughter and Rhian Gallagher, with MC Richard Reeve. Please bring a poem... Read more…
  • 'Poetry Bundle' Illustrations by Manu Berry - Exhibition opening/reading

    18 September 2020

    5:30pm — 8:00pm

    This show of 75 black & white woodcuts celebrates the culmination of a rewarding collaborative project - a bundle of 6 illustrated poetry collections from 6 prominent NZ poets. Manu has enjoyed the challenge of... Read more…
  • (a)version Iona Winter and Victoria McIntosh

    1 - 20 September 2020

    (a)version is a collaborative mixed media response to the way our world defines beauty, gender and ageing.Your version of beauty does not define me - Iona WinterAs published with Reflex Fiction (UK) 2020.  Listen to the audio... Read more…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: Final Curtain

    22 September 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…
  • Otago Poetry Slam

    26 September 2020

    8:00pm — 10:00pm

    Open to slam poets of any age, with the winner representing the Otago Region in the national competition. The Slam will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the National Slam (www.newzealandpoetryslam.com/rules), and poets... Read more…
  • Launch of Thomas Potts: Colonist and conservationist

    29 September 2020

    5:30pm — 7:00pm

    NEW DATE: Join us in celebrating the launch of author Paul Star's book, Thomas Potts: Colonist and conservationist.In 1858 Canterbury settler Thomas Potts protested against the destruction of tōtara on the Port Hills near Christchurch.... Read more…
  • Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Robert Burns Poetry Competition: "Here's a Health to them that's Awa"

    1 - 30 September 2020

    Write a poem in English or Scots on the theme of ‘freedom’ inspired by Burns’ poem Here’s a Health to them that’s Awa.Cash prizes to the winners of the first prize, generously sponsored by the... Read more…
  • Rap Like Robbie Poetry Competition

    1 - 30 September 2020

    Write a poem inspired by the work of Robert Burns and be in with a chance to score $500, generously sponsored by the Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society. Our theme this year is ‘freedom’ which is inspired... Read more…
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