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 […]
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 […]
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/.
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
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.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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/