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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 […]

Still Waving Climate Change Creative Writing Competition: Read the Winning Entries

We are delighted to have the authors’ permission to publish all the Still Waving Climate Change Creative Writing Competition shortlisted and winning entries. Congratulations to everyone who entered: the standard was uniformly high, and we were sorry we only had three prizes to award. Selecting just three was a challenge as there were so many fantastic pieces, […]

Winning climate change creative writing

We are delighted to bring you the winning short story in our Still Waving Climate Action Creative Writing competition.  From a very strong field, this is the piece chosen by our judges, creative writing lecturers Dr Ingrid Horrocks and Dr Jack Ross, as the outstanding item.  To read others of the top items, click here. […]

Climate Change Creative Writing – Third Place Winner

“Recycling Worlds: A Collation of Works” By Melanie Ferguson Author’s note: “This piece deliberately enacts a recycling, by reusing and repurposing fragments of older works, that are fully referenced in footnotes. The words used are from four countries and three centuries, connecting ideas across time and space. All borrowings of material in this essay are […]

Climate Change Creative Writing – Shortlisted

A Mother’s Fury By Eden Shearer Mother will not stop yelling She is casting cyclones That are destroying precious lives   She has become a home-wrecker Sowing the seeds Of volcanic eruptions   She is angry Causing innocent feet To flee from their homes To run far away   We are too scared to look […]

Climate Change Creative Writing – Shortlisted

 Always By Janet Newman   The river always finds a way down from the ranges through the plain to the sea   although sometimes it takes a circuitous route around corrals of cliffs, through macrocarpa roots, sometimes cross country, clear across old stones   because the river has a way of folding back on its […]

Climate Change Creative Writing – Second Place Winner

Flood By Janet Newman* When the floodwaters rose up covering the plain with mirrors and veils   our backyards looked like other people’s and the roads we drove failed under rivers   that seemed to have been there longer than we had. Belongings stacked on pool tables sagged.   Sixteen sand bags might as well […]

Penguins on stage and street in climate change action – Massey University

Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Co-organiser Massey University’s Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says a number of Massey staff and students will become “human penguins” on stage and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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