What's On

  • Escaping the Humdrum

    7 May 2021

    3:30pm — 4:30pm

    One of the joys of reading is being transported into the wilds of both your own and someone else’s imagination. HG Parry and Gareth Ward will discuss crafting stories that take us into fantasy worlds far from the mundane, with Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb.  

    Tickets here: https://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz/2021-escaping-the-humdrum.html
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  • Workshop: Lusting for Words ​Writing Romance

    7 May 2021

    5:00pm — 7:00pm

    This two-hour workshop, presented by Nalini Singh, will begin with an introduction to writing romance: the foundational elements of the genre, what separates a love story from a genre romance, the sprawling breadth of the romance genre, and how emotion can... Read more…
  • At the Drop of a Hat Poetry, but not as you know it

    7 May 2021

    8:30pm — 10:00pm

    At the Drop of a Hat is an interactive poetry show featuring Liz Breslin, Laura Williamson, and Annabel Wilson.   Audience members will be greeted with pen and paper, and asked to direct the evening’s antics by writing down a single word. These... Read more…
  • Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival 2021

    6 - 9 May 2021

    With enormous pleasure, we present you with this, the 2021 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival programme.  ​Inside, you’ll find a wealth of Aotearoa’s literary gold, with our spotlight focused squarely on our homegrown writers. While this came about through pandemic-related necessity,... 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…

    21 April - 24 May 2021

    Otago’s own awards to celebrate our nature, our landscapes, and you, our people, taking images of all of it!Taken a great photo this year? From the beautiful shots of nearly-professionals to children taking photos while... Read more…
  • Mātātuhi Foundation's May 2021 Funding Round

    7 April - 31 May 2021

    The Mātātuhi Foundation's May 2021 Funding Round is open for the next tranche of genius project ideas that will grow and expand NZ's literary landscape.  Apply online before 31 May. Each year, the Foundation aims to... Read more…
  • Cumulus

    9 April - 31 May 2021

    An exhibition of photography + poetry ‘The sky can speak.’ ~ Carlos BiggemannWe welcome you to an exhibition of sky photography by award winning photographer Carlos Biggemann, with poetry by Dunedin and international poetsCreating a book... Read more…
  • My Culture | My Story : An oral storytelling competition for young people aged 11-18

    9 April - 31 May 2021

    Tell us the story of you! Around the World in 80 Tales Storytelling Festival invites young people aged 11-18 to share with us your family traditions and culture. We are looking for engaging performances that give... Read more…
  • Dunedin Sign Language classes:

    3 May - 29 June 2021

    Introduction to NZSL for BeginnersTutor: Beca HarperEvening ClassMondays: 6.30-8 pmStarting 3/5/21Finishing 28/6/21Otago Deaf Centre, 68 manor place.Cost: $50 for the full 8 weeksPlease contact beca to register at becarees@hotmail.com or text on 0273882905 if you have any... Read more…
  • Birds 'n Words

    1 April - 30 June 2021

    JENNY POWELL & KAY MCKENZIE COOKE’S POEMS written in response to SIMONE JACKSON’S PHOTOGRAPHSBotanic Garden Info CentreApril 1 - June 30, 10am-4pm Read more…
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