What's On


  • Lucinda Hawksley on Dickens the Editor and Journalist

    8 February 2018

    5:30pm

    Most people aren’t aware that Charles Dickens didn’t only write novels: he began his career as a freelance journalist and continued to be a campaigning and investigative journalist until the day he died. When he... Read more…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: A Heritage Christmas

    17 November 2017 - 11 February 2018

    The latest Reed Gallery exhibition showcases a Christmas-themed assortment of variegated works for all ages from the Heritage Collections.
    Timed to coincide with New Zealand’s festive season, A Heritage Christmas is an exhibition with an appropriately... Read more…
  • Jeeves & Wooster High Tea at Olveston Historic Home

    11 February 2018

    2:00pm

    Enjoy afternoon tea on the Croquet Lawn at Dunedin's beautiful Olveston Historic Home, a summary of the show by Director Jordan Dickson and luxury transfer to the theatre by Classic Jaguar Limousines.
    Tickets are $80 and... Read more…
  • Good things come in threes!

    15 February 2018

    5:30pm

    Please join us to for three readings by three distinctive writers:
    Maria Samuela, 2018 University Book Shop Summer Writer in Residence in association with the Robert Lord Writers’ Cottage Trust
    Rhian Gallagher, 2018 Burns Fellow
    Emer Lyons, PhD... Read more…
  • Book Launch: Bruce finds a home

    17 February 2018

    10:30am

    Come along for facepainting, colouring-in, and to get your book 'Pawtographed'!There will be a book giveway at each event.ALL WELCOMEUniversity Book Shop, 378 Great King Street, North DunedinFREE Read more…
  • Literary Picnic with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp

    18 February 2018

    10:00am — 12:00pm

    This is a 56 Eden Street Picnic Party – with Catherine Chidgey, Kate Camp AND ‘open mic’.
    Janet Frame grew up in Oamaru and the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust cares for her childhood home. The... Read more…
  • Octagon Poetry Collective presents Poetry at Dog with Two Tail

    21 February 2018

    8:00pm

    Otago Poetry Collective presents Poetry at Dog with Two TailFeaturing Poets: Jeanne Bernhardt & Megan Kitching
    Plus our regular open micMC: Lynley Edmeades
    Free Entry All welcome Read more…
  • Moving to the Left: The Art and Development of the Frontispiece

    15 December 2017 - 9 March 2018

    What is a frontispiece? When did they first appear in print? Where do they sit in relation to the rest of a book’s contents? These are just some of the questions that the exhibition, ‘Moving... Read more…
  • Dunedin’s inaugural Pride Poetry Competition

    19 February - 16 March 2018

    Dunedin Pride 2018 invites poetry submissions for Dunedin’s inaugural Pride Poetry Competition!
    Entrants will be judged within one of three categories: - Secondary/High School Students (~12-18yo) - Young adult (18 - 24) - Adult (25+)
    Submissions close... Read more…
  • Stack Trek

    24 February - 24 November 2018

    1:00pm — 2:00pm

    Boldly go where few borrowers have been before…
    For one hour only on the last Saturday of each month, we open up our secret stash of books in the library basement.
    Trekkies meet at the ground floor... Read more…
  • Once Upon a Sunday: Globe-Trotting Tales

    4 February - 2 December 2018

    2:00pm — 3:00pm

    Bring your family and enjoy the culture of other countries at our special Sunday afternoon Storytelling.
    Intrepid explorer of the imagination, Kaitrin McMullan, takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the world. Experience a new place... Read more…
  • Literary Walking Tours

    21 December 2017 - 21 December 2018

    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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