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Please say hi to us on our social media!

The School of English & Media Studies has joined Twitter! If you’re an EMS student, graduate or simply interested in creative writing, theatre, English literature, media studies, communication, academic writing and the diverse research associated therewith, and you tweet, please get in touch with us at @SEMSMassey and tell us what you’re up to – […]

Massey PhD Student and Tutor Shortlisted for NZ Book Awards

Many congratulations to Massey University student and tutor Tim Upperton.  Tim is a creative writing PhD student studying under Associate Professor Bryan Walpert as well as a creative writing tutor on the Manawatu campus. Tim’s second collection of poetry, The Night We Ate the Baby (Haunui Press) has made the short list for the Ockham […]

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 […]

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/.

Congratulations, Bryan!

Bryan Walpert’s recently launched book, Native Bird, is currently sitting at #9 on the New Zealand Bestseller list.  Check it out here: http://www.booksellers.co.nz/book-news/nzs-bestsellers/nielsen-weekly-bestsellers-lists-week-ending-saturday-18-april    

Janet Newman – 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize Runner Up

Congratulations to Masters of Creative Writing (MCW) student Janet Newman, whose poetry collection beach.river.always – written during her Massey MCW – was just listed as the runner up for the 2014 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems:  http://www.iww.co.nz/KathleenGrattanPrize2014%20PressRelease.pdf.

Thom Conroy’s “The Naturalist” – Radio New Zealand Review

Massey Senior Lecturer Thom Conroy’s historical novel is reviewed on Afternoons by Mary McCallum:  http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/20157707/book-review-with-mary-mccallum.

Australasian Association of Writing Programmes (AAWP) Conference

From 30 November to 2 December 2014 Massey University hosted the 19th Annual Australasian Association of Writing Programmes (AAWP) Conference at the Massey Wellington campus (http://www.aawp.org.au/19th_annual_conference).  The conference featured three New Zealand keynote speakers: playwright and screen-writer Hone Kouka, novelist Emily Perkins, and creative non-fiction writer Martin Edmond.  Other major events at the conference included […]

Mega-month of activity for August research roundup

From Gothic and horror fiction to e-waste and the grand successes of The Naturalist, it’s been another very busy month for EMS research and scholarship – check out our news in this latest Research Roundup! • Dr Erin Mercer co-edited a special issue of M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture on the Gothic, […]

Another wonderful review for The Naturalist

More high praise for Thom Conroy’s best-seller The Naturalist – see the Booksellers’ blog at https://booksellersnz.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/book-review-the-naturalist-by-thom-conroy/  

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