The Search Is On For Young Poets







Radio/Podcast Series to Profile 20 Dunedin Writers Aged 14-18 Years

Otago Access Radio’s Youth Zone in collaboration with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature and Dunedin Public Libraries present an unmissable opportunity for young poets.

We’re looking for expressions of interest from 20 young poets to perform and record original works free of charge. Your poetry, your format, your style.

If you are between the ages of 14 – 18 and have a love of words, we want to hear from you. This is your chance to reach a broad local audience on 105.4FM and 1575AM, and podcast to the world from OAR FM’s website www.oar.org.nz.

Each 15 minute episode will include an interview with a young writer about their work and their interest in writing and performing poetry, and readings of their original poems. The recording sessions will take place over 20 weeks starting early February.

This is a unique opportunity as there are only 20 spaces available!

TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST please use our online form


Register Your Interest Here

Young Leaders in a Changing World

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Young Leaders in a Changing World was a 20 part series showcasing the wide range of interests, talents, and opinions of young people in Dunedin. Our 18 participants told us their stories, and talked about how they are actively involved with the things that they are passionate about.

The final two episodes were a chance for the participants to come together and discuss some of the recurring themes that are identified throughout the series.

Young Leaders in a Changing World was an Otago Access Radio project supported by the Ministry of Youth Development and NZ on Air.

Youth Zone Unplugged

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Youth Zone Unplugged was a 10 part series showcasing the wide range of musical talent in the schools of Dunedin. Young singer-songwriters and school bands came into the station to record their original songs and covers, along with a short interview about their influences and inspirations. This project was made possible with the kind support of the Dunedin City Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.

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