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Archive for June, 2016

Hot off the Press

Congratulations, Ingrid, co-author of this new book ‘Extraordinary Anywhere’.  A wonderful achievement!

National Playwriting Win for Robert Gilbert

One of our theatre graduates, Robert Gilbert, has just won the Playwrights’ Association of New Zealand Ten-Minute Playwriting Competition.  His play ‘Between the Aisles’ was described by the judge as ‘original, funny and cleverly written’.   Robert is not new to playwriting, having written several plays for young adults.  His most recent play ‘Trans Tasmin’ […]

High praise for Justus student production

Huge congratulations to the Creativity in the Community students involved in JustUs for more fantastic feedback on their play with a Radio New Zealand story today!

Samuel Williams and Hamish Boyle in JustUs

Youth Justice Play Sparks Debate

Youth justice has been put under the spotlight in a new stage show by a group of Massey University Creativity in the Community students at Wellington campus. The production comes at a time when the Government is considering whether or not to raise the age of New Zealand’s Youth Court jurisdiction, and has sparked lively debate. […]

Triple shortlisting for Massey’s artist in residence

For Massey University’s literary Artist-in-Residence David Hill there is always a “sense of delighted disbelief” whenever he is nominated for an award, even though it has been a pleasing recurrence for the prolific author. The Taranaki novelist, playwright, critic and journalist best known for his abundance of award-winning children’s and young fiction books has been […]

Migrant voices in creative writing surge at Massey

International writers who now call the Manawatū home are adding a distinctive vibe to Massey University’s burgeoning creative writing scene. A surge in activity and success among Massey University staff and student creative writers – from New Zealand, as well as the United States, Britain, Latin America and Australia – reflects the growing strength and […]

JustUs takes justice to the stage

Audience members have described the premiere of JustUs, a new verbatim theatre work created by Massey University Creativity in the Community students as “powerful” and “fantastic”. The original work, which was developed in collaboration with JustSpeak, a youth-led justice advocacy charity, was staged for the first time in Wellington today (June 1), and will return for two […]

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