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Creative Writing

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Plenary Lecture – Celeste Langan

Celeste Langan, Associate Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, will be speaking in Wellington at the upcoming RSAA conference “Transporting Romanticism” on Friday 17 February.  Details are below: Under Arrest: Transport and Security (Excitation and Citation) Friday 17 February 2017 4.45pmpm The Pit 12B09 – Te Ara Hihiko, Massey Wellington Recent books on […]

Graffiti poem a winner for Massey writer

A poem inspired by graffiti as a response to the reconstruction of post-quake Christchurch has won first place in the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry competition for Massey University Master of Creative Writing student Gail Ingram. The Christchurch-based poet gained Commended awards in the competition in 2014 and 2015, with another Massey creative writing […]

RNZ Interview – Ingrid Horrocks

Ingrid Horrocks and Harry Ricketts talk place and ‘Extraordinary Anywhere’ with @wallacelchapman on @RNZSunday: https://t.co/T4Dp5dMKGQ

Launch – Extraordinary Anywhere

If you’re in Wellington next Tuesday, join us for the launch of Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on place from Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey. When: Tuesday 26 July, 6.00pm–7.30pm Where: Unity Books, 57 Willis St, Wellington. The launch will include short readings by essayists Tim Corballis, Lynn Jenner, Tina Makereti, Harry […]

2016 Bristol Prize

Congratulations to current Creative Writing PhD student Janet Newman who has had a short story longlisted for the 2016 Bristol Prize!  

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