Do People Dance When They’re Married? A selection of plays by Massey lecturer and playwright Angie Farrow will be performed from 28 – 31 May in Auckland. With a distinctive theatrical style that combines absurdity with lyricism, these short works each explore the themes of intimate relationships and lives left un-lived. 28 – 31 May […]
Master of Creative Writing student, Janet Newman, has won first place in the Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition, run by the Top of the South branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. Judge Ted Dawe, commended Janet’s short story “Like Light” for its seamless transition of narration and quality of writing. Congratulations, Janet! […]
Aspiring film scriptwriters will have a chance to hear how to get an idea off the page and onto the screen at a special seminar with scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris. Dr Harris, a tutor in the School of English and Media Studies at the Auckland campus, is presenting two of his short films in the […]
From Page to Screen A presentation by scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris and the screening of two films, Snooze Time (2014), and 43000 Feet (2012). Dr Harris will be talking about the genesis of the ideas for the films, the writing and revision process of the scripts, and elements of the production that bear on the […]
Congratulations go to Johanna Emeney, a PhD candidate in the School, who has had a poem selected as “commended” in the prestigious UK-based Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. The poem, “And then it spreads“, is from her creative/critical thesis, which is focused on medical poetry. Further details can be found at: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-prize/2015-hippocrates-prize-for/.