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Brian McDonnell publishes fourth book

Brian McDonnell’s new book on the 2004 New Zealand film In My Father’s Den has been published by boutique UK publisher Kakapo Books which specialises in New Zealand material. In My Father’s Den is widely regarded as one of the most important films ever made in New Zealand and also as one of the boldest […]

Jack Ross on Radio New Zealand

Jack Ross spoke to Radio New Zealand’s Lynn Freeman about Poetry New Zealand: Yearbook 2017, featuring new and well established writers. Jack has selected 125 new poems from hundreds submitted internationally, and supplemented them with essays and reviews by other writers keen to get people talking more about poetry.  

Abundance of young voices in latest Poetry NZ

Young poets are out in force alongside established scribes in the latest Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, the 67th issue since 1951, and published for the first time by Massey University Press. Poet and managing editor Dr Jack Ross says the 352-page volume, launched this week – with 128 poems, as well as essays and reviews […]

Refugee play wins international award

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Her play, The Politician’s Wife, came second equal among almost 250 entries from all over the world. The judges’ commented: “This brilliantly written […]

Performing, Writing event – 10-19 March 2017

Dr Tina Makereti will be speaking and holding a free writing workshop at the Performing, Writing symposium in Wellington.  The workshop is being run on Sunday 12 March, with Tina’s keynote speech on Wednesday 15 March.  Further information on the symposium can be found on the event website.

Māori literature deserves academic recognition

The School of English and Media Studies’ new creative writing lecturer has an ambitious vision – to see Māori literature recognised as distinct field. Award-winning author Dr Tina Makereti, who is Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Rangatahi, Moriori and Pākehā, says people are always surprised to hear that no one offers a single paper […]

“The Winter’s Tale”

Yet another great review for this year’s Summer Shakespeare production, “The Winter’s Tale”.  The production runs until Saturday 11 March 2017.  

Review – “The Winter’s Tale”

A great review for Sara Brodie’s production of “The Winter’s Tale”.  We hope it will entice you to come and see this wonderful piece.  Thirty six people in the cast who range in age from 17 to 76.  It is a delight!

Globe Theatre Awards – Best Ensemble

Congratulations to Massey’s 2016 Modern Drama class for picking up the award for Best Ensemble at the Globe Theatre awards this weekend! The Globe Awards celebrate the best of Palmerston North’s non-professional theatre, and we were delighted to be in such esteemed company. The production was Caryl Churchill’s 2012 Love and Information, directed by Rachel […]

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