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Emily Duncan’s script Eloise in the Middle takes Plays for the Young, Playmarket in New Zealand competition.

Past 139.763 Community Theatre student’s script takes Playmarket, New Zealand competition. Emily Duncan was awarded for the 2013 Plays for the Young 3-8 year old category for her script Eloise in the Middle. Playmarket will offer  script development resources, as appropriate, and her script will be entered into the Script Register, making them available for circulation to potential […]

Student Poet wins Kathleen Grattan Award for Poems

Congratulations to postgraduate student Belinda Diepenheim, who has  won The Kathleen Grattan Award for a Sequence of Poems for her sequence “Bittercress and Flax.” The award is sponsored by the International Writers’ Workshop NZ. The judges were Stu Bagby and Jenny Cole. This is the second time a Massey postgraduate student has won this award. Jillian […]

Professing Creativity: Teaching Creative Writing in Aotearoa Conference

Professing Creativity: Teaching Creative Writing in Aotearoa  Dates: Wednesday 12 February– Friday 14 February 2014 Venue: Massey University, Wellington Campus Call for papers What is the state of teaching Creative Writing in New Zealand? What standards do we share? Where is the discipline headed and what are we doing about it? This conference will serve […]

Sex worker story to prize-winning play

A short story about an unlikely friendship between a sex worker and a middle-class woman has been turned into the winning entry in a playwriting competition at the Albany campus. Written by Bachelor of Arts student Kate Davis, the play, Between the Cracks, was among entries in the inaugural Bitsa Playwriting and Performing Competition. It will […]

‘Daffodils’ poem by Sue Wootton wins 2013 Cancer Council Victoria Arts Award

MCW student wins the 2013 Cancer Council Victoria Arts Award with her poem ‘Daffodils’ Current Massey Masters of Creative Writing student Sue Wootton has won the poetry section of the 2013 Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards with her poem ‘Daffodils’. The award was judged by prominent Australian poet Jennifer Harrison, who said, ‘‘Daffodils’ is a formally […]

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