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Massey PhD student wins 2017 The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems

Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems, given by the International Writers Workshop, for her sequence Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a seven poem sequence about Janet’s father, Doug Newman (1919-2008). Janet, a runner-up in the prize in […]

Inmates explore morals in Greek theatre

Inmates performed an abridged version of an Ancient Greek play, using puppets. Is pride the ultimate crime? It is a big moral question that a group of inmates at Auckland Prison explored when they performed an Ancient Greek play using puppets, in a partnership between the prison and Massey University. The project involved seven inmates […]

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisoners

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, exploring solutions to the challenges they face in prison, from personal safety to mental […]

Auckland Writers Festival – 16-21 May 2017

Four writers associated with the School of English and Media Studies are presenting at this week’s Auckland writers’ festival at the Aotea Centre. Do go along to support them if you can! Tina Makereti: “Poutokomanawa — the Heartpost,” free public lecture on Māori and Pasifika writing  – Wed. 17 May 5 pm Gina Cole, PhD […]

Auckland Writers Festival – 17 May 2017

Tina Makereti will be speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival next week, Wednesday 17 May.  It’s a free event so please do pop along if you can.

Visiting Fellow – Peking University

David Gruber was recently chosen as one of ten Visiting Fellows to The New Zealand Centre at Peking University, 2017 (http://nzc.sfl.pku.edu.cn/10VFS.html). As a result, in April, he traveled to Peking University in Beijing and delivered an invited talk entitled, “Neuroscience and the Media.” He discussed his own research into the public understanding of neuroscience and […]

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.  

Moa Magic

Madam Black, a short film written by Matthew Harris, one of our senior tutors in Auckland, has recently picked up Best Short Film at The Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (the ‘Moas’).  The film has now won 38 international awards, including the Prix du Public at the Clermont-Ferrand in France – the biggest audience prize […]

Research Round-up – July, August and September

A Book published, and a play: Ingrid Horrocks launched a co-edited book (with Cherie Lacey), Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand (Wellington, Victoria  University Press, 2016) at Unity Books, Wellington,  on Tuesday 26 July. http://vup.victoria.ac.nz/extraordinary-anywhere-essays-on-place-from-aotearoa-new-zealand/ Three essays by School of English and Media Studies staff are included in the collection: Horrocks, I.A. […]

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