The Dan Davin Literary Foundation follows the Davin tradition of supporting and promoting Aotearoa New Zealand writing & writers'.
In 1994, the Dan Davin bust was purchased by the Trust Bank Community Trust Inc. (now the Community Trust of Southland). The 1983 sculpture was created by Anthony Stones
The Dan Davin Literary Foundation support and promote creative writing in Southland. The inaugural Dan Davin Festival attracted talented local writers and discovered some emerging writing talent. Adults compete for the Dan Davin Award which alternates each year between poetry and short story and students compete for the Junior and U19/Senior student Literary Awards.
2018 will be poetry!