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Events

Book Launches
Author Events
Literary Events
Slam Poetry

We regularly host book launches and author events both at the bookshop and elsewhere. We also host live poetry readings, play and book readings, and Slam Poetry!

Who can attend?

Everyone is welcome to attend these informal and enjoyable gatherings. An RSVP isn't necessary to attend, but is helpful for catering purposes.
We can inform you about literary events we are hosting. Simply email us: events@unibooks.co.nz


Upcoming Events

Keep checking or sign up to our event newsletter: events@unibooks.co.nz

Monday 5 August
PUBLIC TALK
Wealth, Wellbeing and Capital Gains Tax: What Next?
All are welcome to come and listen to Max Rashbrooke, journalist, academic and a leading New Zealand voice on wealth disparities, in conversation with Janice Marriott, Professor Taxation at VUW. Chaired by Janine Hayward, Professor of Politics at Otago, this talk organised by Bridget Williams Books is sure to be fascinating and thought-provoking.
FREE! Doors open at 5.30pm, talk starts at 6pm, Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, 280 Leith Walk, University of Otago

Thursday 8 August
PUBLIC TALK
Faking It: Understanding the Modern World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories
All welcome at a talk by Stephen Davis, investigative journalist, and author of Truthteller, presented by the University of Otago Centre for the Book
FREE! 5.30pm, Archway 1 Lecture Theatre, 280 Leith Walk, University of Otago

Tuesday 20 August
CATCH UP BOOK CLUB
Explore classics you've always meant to read, plan to read, have no intention of reading but want to know more about, in informal discussions lead by lecturers from the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics. Come along from 6pm, have tea/coffee, biscuits and chat with other bookish types, with the discussion starting at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 20 August, 6pm for 6.30 start, University Book Shop: to complement the new exhibition at Otago Musuem, James Cameron- Challenging the Deep, Dr Paul Tankard will explore (no air hoses necessary!) Jules Verne's 1870 deep-sea adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Queries and RSVP:  events@unibooks.co.nz

Friday 23 August 2019
NATIONAL POETRY DAY
Save the date, we'll give you more info shortly on the annual celebration event at the City Library!

Thursday 19 September 2019
BOOK LAUNCH: Celebrate the launch of Lynley Edmeades' new poetry collection Listening In, published by Otago University Press, full of the verbal play and linguistic experimentation that characterised her successful first collection As the Verb Tenses
5.30pm, University Bookshop, 378 Great King Street, RSVP: publicity@otago.ac.nz

Tuesday 24 September
CATCH UP BOOK CLUB
Explore classics you've always meant to read, plan to read, have no intention of reading but want to know more about, in informal discussions lead by lecturers from the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics. Come along from 6pm, have tea/coffee, biscuits and chat with other bookish types, with the discussion starting at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 24 September, 6pm for 6.30pm start, University Book Shop: The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh, introduced by Dr Vanda Symon, pharmacist turned best-selling crime writer
Queries and RSVP:  events@unibooks.co.nz

Tuesday 22 October
CATCH UP BOOK CLUB
Explore classics you've always meant to read, plan to read, have no intention of reading but want to know more about, in informal discussions lead by lecturers from the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics. Come along from 6pm, have tea/coffee, biscuits and chat with other bookish types, with the discussion starting at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 22 October, 6pm for 6.30 start, University Book Shop: Professor Liam McIlvanney, of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, discusses The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by fellow Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson
Queries and RSVP:  events@unibooks.co.nz

Tuesday 19 November
CATCH UP BOOK CLUB
Explore classics you've always meant to read, plan to read, have no intention of reading but want to know more about, in informal discussions lead by lecturers from the University of Otago's Department of English and Linguistics. Come along from 6pm, have tea/coffee, biscuits and chat with other bookish types, with the discussion starting at 6.30pm.
Tuesday 19 November, 6pm for 6.30 start, University Book Shop: by special request, a seasonal treat! A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, introduced by Dr Grace Moore
Queries and RSVP:  events@unibooks.co.nz


Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

The next Festival will be held May 2021. Visit www.dunedinwritersfestival.co.nz and sign up for the e-newsletter to keep informed about the Festival and any occasional 'pop-up' events throughout the year. 


Publishers / Authors

University Book Shop are happy to discuss your event or book launch, and help with book sales and/or the promotion of your event held offsite. Please email events@unibooks.co.nz for further information.

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