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Massey grad takes flight with first novel – Massey University

Her e-books for teens have already attracted over one million readers. She has huge international and local fan-bases. Now Massey University graduate Jessica Pawley has just signed off international screen adaptation rights for her just-published science fiction novel Air Born. Pawley (published as J L Pawley) recently launched her first book – about teens who suddenly […]

Becoming Penguin, a Performance Walk.

In your white shirts and black tails, in your navy-blue dresses or in wetsuits and flippers or anything ‘penguin’ from your wardrobe please come and join us on a waddle, a ‘becoming penguin’ performance walk. If you have nothing penguin in your wardrobe, come with a penguin state of mind and we will supply you […]

Still Waving: New Voices Climate Action Creative Writing Competition

Write, inspire and win! As part of our Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 event, ‘Still Waving,’ the Massey University School of English & Media Studies and Pukeahu ki Tua: Think Differently Wellington are proud to announce a climate action creative writing competition for new and emerging writers. Prizes: 1st place – $300 2nd place – […]

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 […]

Creative Writing students published in Swamp

Well done to our creative writing postgraduate students Nataliya Oryshchuk and Janet Newman – both have exquisite pieces of work published in the latest issue of Swamp (and Janet has three!).

Topp Twins ‘striking example’ of power of popular culture

The Topp Twins use comedy as a means to unsettle ideas around gender, sexuality and what it means to be a New Zealander, according to Dr Nicholas Holm, Massey lecturer and programme leader in Media Studies at the Manawatū campus. Dr Holm presented a lecture on the Topp Twins at Te Manawa Museum in Palmerston […]

Best First Book Award for Massey PhD student

Current Massey PhD student Gina Cole has won The Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction for Black Ice Matter, a collection of short stories that explores connections between extremes of heat and cold.  Listen here to Jesse Mulligan’s interview with Gina.

MCW graduate makes the airwaves

Annabel Wilson, a Massey Master of Creative Writing graduate, had her theatrical poem “No Science to Goodbye” recently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.  Annabel’s play is based around her 2014 MCW thesis.

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 […]

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