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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!).

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.

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.

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 […]

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