28th - 31st October
Join us in celebrating the cutting edge of contemporary literary practice in Ōtepoti. Performances. Workshops. Conversations. Markets. Social events. All ages. Free to attend.
A warm festival welcome to you
After the roaring success of last year’s festival - which we were so lucky to be able to organise in-person #unprecedentedtimes – we’re thrilled to once again throw open the gates to the New Zealand Young Writers’ Festival.
Where better than here in our UNESCO City of Literature, Ōtepoti Dunedin?
It has been a privilege to watch a community full of talent and vigour coalesce around this festival. If we’ve learned anything over the past eighteen months it’s that community is everything, and I thank each of you reading this for playing your part in that.
By sharing our ideas and talents with each other we’re able to learn, grow, and not only imagine but instigate new futures for ourselves and our communities.
It is with the greatest pleasure that I invite you to immerse yourselves in these four days of vibrant creativity. The festival is all the richer for your participation.
Naku noa, nā
Aaron HawkinsMayor, Dunedin City