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Nights with Frankenstein – juggling BA and family

Writing an internationally acclaimed essay on the feminist themes of gothic novel Frankenstein may not be typical of how mothers spend precious evenings when their youngsters are in bed. But for Helen Peters – Bachelor of Arts graduate and mother of four – immersing herself in writing about the social significance of a story about […]

Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action

With only a few days to go until Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017, we are excited to bring you the full programme. On October 23, we will be staging nine short plays at 2pm in the Massey University Wellington Theatre Laboratory: Start Where You Are, by E. M. Lewis – a poignant look […]

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 – […]

Taranaki writer is Massey’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence

New Plymouth author, reviewer and arts critic David Hill has been named Massey University’s literary Artist-in-Residence for 2016. Mr Hill will take up the position in later this month and will be living in a self-contained flat at the Square Edge Community Arts Centre on the Square until mid-July. Co-sponsored by Massey University and the […]

Creative Activism for Highschool Students

Inspired by our innovative Expressive Arts curriculum and its focus on ‘performing the change you want to see’, Massey University College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies are proud to present #create1world, the first Creative Activism & Global Citizenship initiative in New Zealand. This conference, competition and think-tank for […]

Writers Week – Wellington – 8-13 March 2016

Writers Week is fast approaching. In addition to every other excellent New Zealand Festival happening, from 8—13 March you can also get your fill of stimulating discussion in Wellington’s Embassy, BATS and Circa Theatres. Packing quite some punch is the Gala Showcase: Fighting Talk on Thursday 10 March. Five writers who have never appeared on stage […]

Arbor Day Competition Winner

Warm congratulations to Megan Stace-Davies, School of English and Media Studies tutor at Manawatu, on winning Massey University’s Arbor Day Writing Competition. Megan’s entry was a story about rescuing a cherry tree that was repeatedly attacked by vandals.  It was commended by the judges for its “emotional power” and the “crystal-clear way she expressed this”. See: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=BD055051-AE39-CD6B-6C92-D66B6C8148B9

Massey 3MT Competition

School of English and Media Studies PhD student Sara McBride has won the Wellington leg of the 3 minute thesis competition.  Sara is co-supervised by English & Media Studies with the Joint Centre for Disaster Research and her research is on cracking the puzzle of how we can better prepare people for disaster, particularly earthquakes.  […]

Script writer shares art of page-to-screen

Aspiring film scriptwriters will have a chance to hear how to get an idea off the page and onto the screen at a special seminar with scriptwriter Dr Matthew Harris. Dr Harris, a tutor in the School of English and Media Studies at the Auckland campus, is presenting two of his short films in the […]

Hippocrates Prize Commendation for Massey PhD Candidate

Congratulations go to Johanna Emeney, a PhD candidate in the School, who has had a poem selected as “commended” in the prestigious UK-based Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.  The poem, “And then it spreads“, is from her creative/critical thesis, which is focused on medical poetry.  Further details can be found at: http://hippocrates-poetry.org/hippocrates-prize/2015-hippocrates-prize-for/.

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