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On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, Dunedin, a UNESCO Creative City of Literature has released a digital anthology titled “The Heat is On: Young Writers on the Climate Change Crisis: a free digital”. The participants are young writers, under the age of 20 from 15 Creative Cities of Literature from all over the globe, featuring their works in both their mother tongue and English. This initiative showcases thought-provoking writing pieces that aim to spark conversation and nurture awareness of...
A UNESCO Creative City of Literature since 2014, Dunedin (New Zealand), hosted for the first time the International Cricket Council Women’s Cricket World Cup, from 4 March to 3 April 2022. This sporting tournament coincided with International Women’s Day (8 March), making it a perfect occasion to promote gender equality and women empowerment, as well as to enrich creatively Dunedin’s literary scene. On this occasion, a commissioned poem, written by local poet Ruth Arnison, along with an early 20th century photograph of the Dunedin Ladies’...
Until 1 February 2019, playwrights, theatre companies and universities based in UNESCO Creative Cities Call for Scripts of Literature are invited to submit creative scripts and productions. Selected works will be staged at the Cities of Literature Short Play Festival to be held in Dunedin, UNESCO Creative City of Literature, from 12 to 20 September 2019. The Festival, which is part of the University of Otago's 150th anniversary celebrations, will allow contributors and participants to share their work with a wider international audience, to...
From 3 to 6 April, Bologna, a Creative City of Music, will be hosting Dunedin, a Creative City of Literature, at the 2017 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. At the end of last year, Bologna called all members of the UCCN to reflect on the Fair’s main thematic on promoting a city’s publishing houses, illustrators, new technologies, animated films and young people fiction. As a result, Dunedin has been selected to display the wealth of its literature at the event in the publishing year’s calendar built around children’s content today. In Dunedin,...
  To celebrate its designation anniversary as a City of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Dunedin (New Zealand) has launched a series of literature and cultural activities, including the celebration of poet Robert Burns’ Birthday, the New Zealand Young Writers Festival and the National Poetry Day.    • The celebrations of Robert Burns’ Birthday (25 January 2015) included a performance by the finalists of the Robert Burns Poetry and Robbie Rocks competitions, along with a memorable Burns Supper...