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  • Past Events

  • Wed 25th Mar 2020

    A.G.M. & Free Event! Andrea Robertson, digital tools to support storytelling

    Andrea Robertson - Digital Tools to Support Storytelling

  • Sat 17th Aug 2019

    Dr. Rae Si’ilata and Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith

    Rae will share findings from her PLD projects focused on the use of bilingual and additional language acquisition pedagogies, and provide examples from the use of Pasifika dual language books to facilitate Pasifika children’s biliteracy development. Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith will share about the journey to publishing her multi-award winning book…

  • Thu 13th Jun 2019

    Fifi Colston

    Taking a Different Route - Creative Adventuring Through Words and Pictures

  • Wed 27th Feb 2019

    Heather McQuillan – ‘I’ve got (nothing) too much to write about’

    'I've got (nothing) too much to write about - ideas for inspiring clever, humorous, and sincere writing from your students' In this workshop teachers will acquire a bank of open-ended prompts to inspire and excite their young writers to get words on the page. We will then explore some key…

  • Tue 19th Sep 2017

    Speed Dating – “Multi-Literacies in the Early Years” – From Ideas to Practice

    Teachers/Kaiako of children ages 0-8, come along....and be inspired!

  • Thu 3rd Aug 2017

    OLA Writing Competition Prize Giving

    Meet Mere Whaanga, University of Otago CNZ Children’s Writer in Residence at the OLA Writing Competition Prize Giving.


  • Otago Literacy Association 2019 Events

    Here is Otago Literacy Association's calendar of events for 2019. We are working on the finer details of these events at the moment so like our Facebook page, Otago Literacy Association, to get the latest updates.

  • OLA 2017 Calendar of Events

    Our 2017 calendar of events. More exciting speakers to be confirmed, watch this space!

  • A kA?rero with Mere Whaanga

    On 8th June, the Otago Literacy Association hosted an afternoon kA?rero with childrenai??i??s author and illustrator, Mere Whaanga.