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Arts on Wednesday

Arts on Wednesday features emerging arts talent at Massey, national and international talents. Arts on Wednesday performances includes multi-media, film, drama, dance and music.

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Creativity @ the Centre

Creativity @ the Centre is a presentation and workshop series co-sponsored by the Schools of English and Media Studies and People, Environment and Planning.

Off the Page writers series

The Off the Page writers series features some of New Zealand’s best writers. Past readers have included Bill Manhire, Elizabeth Knox, Owen Marshall, Fiona Farrell and Vincent O’Sullivan.

Research seminars

The school runs a regular programme of research seminars featuring Massey staff and visiting professors on topics as diverse as documentary film, science writing and poetry.

Summer Shakespeare

Summer Shakespeare has been an annual event within the Palmerston North community since 2003. Each year an artist in residence is chosen to direct a production of their choice in order to collaborate with students, local artists and the community.

Visiting artist scheme

The Visiting artist scheme enables three artists per year to be based for one semester each at the School of English and Media Studies. Massey University and Palmerston North Community Arts have run the scheme since 2004.

News – School of English and Media Studies

Abundance of young voices in latest Poetry NZexternal link

11:12 PM Thu 23 Mar 2017

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, l ... view full item.

Refugee play wins international awardexternal link

8:44 PM Tue 14 Mar 2017

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Her play, The Politician’s Wife, came sec ... view full item.

Māori literature deserves academic recognitionexternal link

12:52 AM Fri 10 Mar 2017

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, Morio ... view full item.

“The Winter’s Tale”external link

1:18 AM Wed 8 Mar 2017

Yet another great review for this year’s Summer Shakespeare production, “The Winter’s Tale”.  The production runs until Saturday 11 March 2017.  

Events – School of English and Media Studies

Performing, Writing event – 10-19 March 2017external link

1:09 AM Fri 10 Mar 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 ... view full itemexternal link.

Public Plenary Lecture – Celeste Langanexternal link

1:19 AM Mon 13 Feb 2017

Celeste Langan, Associate Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of English, will be speaking in Wellington at the upcoming RSAA conference “Transporting Romanticism” on Friday 17 February.  Details are below: Under Arrest: Transport and ... view full itemexternal link.

Manawatu River becomes a Shakespearean backdropexternal link

9:02 PM Tue 20 Dec 2016

Director Sara Brodie is bringing a bit of wild to Summer Shakespeare 2017, with the Manawatu River as a backdrop and all sorts of surprises planned. In her position as the artist in residence at Massey University, the Kapiti-based director and choreograph ... view full itemexternal link.

Globe Theatre Awards – Massey’s nominationsexternal link

1:06 AM Mon 19 Dec 2016

We are delighted with the nominations for the Globe Theatre Awards across four Massey University productions this year.  Our student driven production, Arts Uncontrolled, received a nomination for best ensemble. MUDS (our drama society) received two ... view full itemexternal link.

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