Write Spot with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature

Every Second Wednesday @ 8:40am

In 2014, Dunedin became a UNESCO City of Literature and a member of the wider Creative Communities Network.

It’s all about connecting with readers through libraries, schools, bookshops, festivals, workshops, events, performances, exhibitions and more. We celebrate our wonderful writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, oral storytellers, playwrights, screenwriters and lyricists.

Every fortnight on Otago Access Radio’s OARsome Morning Show, Write Spot takes a look at how our city is embracing its City of Literature status with Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature director Nicky Page.

Wireless Books

Every Second Saturday @ 12pm

Wireless Books

Nothing can replace the pleasure of turning the pages of the written book.

Wireless Books explores our city’s rich literary heritage, talking with people who are passionate about the printed word, and celebrating the Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute’s fascinating local history.

Join Christine and Beth every second Saturday for reviews and discussion about books old and new.

Proudly sponsored by the Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute: http://www.dunedinathenaeum.org.nz/

Arty Farty Hour

Every Second Saturday @ 11am

Join local artists, Ron Esplin and Andy Cook, as they explore the world of art, digging up facts, busting a few myths and talking with guests from a wide range of backgrounds in the arts.

From a step-by-step guide to watercolour painting to an art clinic, the Arty Farty Hour gives you a chance to indulge your creative side.

Proudly supported by Art Zone.


Every Second Wednesday @ 2pm

Every second Wednesday at 2pm the Artsenta team host a Radio Show on OAR FM Dunedin, Named Artwaves, their show reflects the diversity of Artsenta.

They play a variety of music including our songwriters original songs recorded at Artsenta as well as poetry and stories, some of which are performed live to air.

You can take part by making a request, or by coming along to introduce your favorite tunes.

Write On

Write On is hosted by Beverly Martens, a Dunedin-based writer and founder of Dunedin Literary Walking Tours. (Previously hosted by Vanda Symon)

In each show, Beverly interviews local writers and people involved in the book industry. She also promotes local events and shares some good music.

Write On with Beverly Martens is presented on behalf of the Otago Southland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors and has been created with generous support from the University Book Shop.