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Archive for October, 2014

New Short ‘Snooze Time’ by Matt Harris is Going Off

The new Short Film ‘Snooze Time‘ by English and Media Studies Tutor Matt Harris is ‘going off’ and causing a bit of a stir. The short, which can be accessed via Vimeo,  has already been seen 140,000 times and received 1,920 ‘likes’. The buzz seems to have been partly due to a short review of the […]

Congratulations Leleiga for scholarship win!

Congratulations to Expressive Arts student Leleiga Taito who has just been announced as the winner of a $5000 scholarship to research safety communication on Mt Ruapehu in 2015. Leleiga is currently finishing her final year of the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations and Expressive Arts), and will start postgraduate studies (BC Honours) in 2015. Her Honours […]

Tina Makereti’s Novel

Congratulations in particular to School of English and Media Studies graduate and long-time Massey creative writing teacher, Tina Makereti. Tina’s wonderful novel, Where the Rekohu Bone Sings, is a finalist in the fiction category. Back in 2007, Tina was the winner of the School’s R.G. Frean Prize for Creative Writing.

Congrats to Janet Newman

I’m delighted to write and share the news that Janet Newman, who is currently enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing, has just been awarded the Journal of New Zealand Literature Prize for NZ literary studies. Her winning essay, on the poetry of Michelle Leggot, was adapted from her Honours Research Report which was submitted […]

Disaster specialists head to communication workshop

A group of New Zealand’s top natural hazards scientists, researchers and engineers will converge on Wellington on Friday for a workshop focused on disaster communication. ‘Media, disasters and the public’ is organised by the Joint Centre for Disaster Research, the Science Media Centre, the Natural Hazards Research Platform and Massey University’s School of English and […]

See our students perform


PLACING THE PERSONAL ESSAY 2-3 DECEMBER 2014, WELLINGTON Co-convened by the W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy at Massey University, the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture at the University of Otago, and the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. This colloquium brings together writers, historians, literary critics, cultural theorists […]

Arts on Wednesday – Student Writers Read

Hosted by Ingrid Horrocks, join us as students from Creative Nonfiction and Life Writing classes share the best of their work. Startlingly original, inventive and poignant – these are the tastiest cuts from the 2014 Massey Wellington creative writing student work smorgasbord. Wednesday 15 October 12:30 – 1:30pm 5D14 – Theatre Lab Coffee and biscuits […]

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