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  • National Flash Fiction Day New Zealand: Awards Night

    22 June 2018

    6:00pm — 8:00pm

    Hear the winning stories from this year's national competition (Adult, Te Reo Māori and Youth categories). Prize-givings, guest readers and more!
    Celebrate NFFD and Matariki with us. Because life is short. And so is some of... Read more…
  • Little Landers Literature

    7 May - 29 June 2018

    Literature and rugby are forming an alliance to bring the joy of reading to Dunedin’s children.
    Under the programme, Highlanders players would head to Pine Hill, Bathgate Park, Carisbrook, Brockville,  Concord and Bradford schools to read... Read more…
  • What Inspires You?: Dunedin Primary Schools Poetry Competition

    1 - 30 June 2018

    Dunedin Public Libraries, in partnership with the Otago-Southland Branch of the New Zealand Society of authors invite all Dunedin Primary Schools to take part in a special open poetry competition celebrating 60 years of the... Read more…
  • Reed Gallery Exhibition: By Deed of Gift

    16 March - 8 July 2018

    The next Reed Gallery exhibition showcases a range of items which were part of Reed’s original gift of 1948, including medieval manuscripts, biblical works, ‘association’ books, Dickensiana and other “books of unusual interest” as Reed... Read more…
  • 2018 WriteNow Poetry Competition

    3 May - 27 July 2018

    The 2018 WriteNow Poetry Competition for Dunedin Secondary School students will close at 5pm on Friday 27 July 2018.  See the full Conditions of Entry here. Results will be released on Monday 20 August 2018 (on this website)
    The WriteNow prize ceremony will be held... 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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