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  • Once Upon a Sunday: Feline Groovy!

    2 May 2021


    Join us at the Nook & Cranny Music Festival stories of real cool cats, big and small. Professional storyteller Kaitrin McMullan as she spins some magical tales and tunes bound to delight children of all ages.Children’s... Read more…
  • Nook & Cranny Music Festival 6.0

    2 May 2021

    11:00am — 4:00pm

    We bring you a cracking start to New Zealand Music Month 2021 with a library full of wall-to-wall live music! Nook & Cranny 6.0 brings together some of the best of Dunedin’s musical talent for a... Read more…
  • Going Local Dunedin 2021 - How the music industry can help you!

    5 May 2021


    Ever wanted to know more about the music industry – how it works, who to talk to, what you need, why things happen and where you should look for help? The Going Local team are planning... Read more…
  • Lines & Wines: reading of the play The Frogs Respawned by Brendon Bennetts

    6 May 2021


    Suitcase Theatre and Dunedin Public Libraries are pleased to present an R18 Lines & Wines event in support of Stand Against Sexual Abuse Week 2021. Join us to hear (or choose to participate in reading) The... Read more…
  • What Does the Future Hold? – Gala Showcase

    6 May 2021

    7:30pm — 9:30pm

    For those who like to sample a little of everything...

    We live in a fluid and complex time of change, which creates uncertainty and curiosity about what the future holds for us, our work, our society,... Read more…
  • 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
    Dunedin Public Art... Read more…
  • 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…
  • Love in the Time of COVID ​A Chronicle of a Pandemic

    8 May 2021

    9:30am — 10:30am

    A morning with Witi Ihimaera and Michelle Elvy, exploring the idea of creativity under lockdown, and what it means to find creative space under constricted circumstances.   Witi and Michelle will share underpinning concepts and contents from the online project Love... Read more…
  • The Dunedin Public Libraries Association Special: Essie Summers, Peerless Romantic

    8 May 2021


    With sales of more than 19 million romance novels worldwide, Essie Summers remains New Zealand’s most successful novelist. Her place in New Zealand’s writing history will be marked with the unveiling of a plaque on Dunedin’s... Read more…
  • Drawing The World

    8 May 2021

    12:30pm — 1:30pm

    Why do people draw what they draw?   Jessica Thompson Carr, aka the Māori Mermaid, and Melissa Boardman will demonstrate their technique while they talk about what attracts them to the natural world. 

    https://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz/2021-drawing-the-world.htmlDunedin Public Art Gallery Read more…
  • The Books that Made Me

    8 May 2021


    Rose Carlyle, Nalini Singh, and Kyle Mewburn will read an excerpt from a significant childhood story and talk about the shaping effect it has had on their adulthood. Hosted by Bridget Schaumann. 

    https://www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz/2021-the-books-that-made-me.htmlDunedin Public Art Gallery Read more…
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