News and events

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.

Masterclass: Theatre for Living

David Diamond will be in Auckland on 24 and 25 June 2017 to facilitate a Theatre for Living workshop.

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

Still Waving: New Voices Climate Action Creative Writing Competitionexternal link

9:36 AM Fri 18 Aug 2017

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 w ... view full item.

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisonersexternal link

11:34 AM Tue 11 Jul 2017

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, ... view full item.

Creative Writing students published in Swampexternal link

1:30 PM Tue 20 Jun 2017

Well done to our creative writing postgraduate students Nataliya Oryshchuk and Janet Newman – both have exquisite pieces of work published in the latest issue of Swamp (and Janet has three!).

Topp Twins ‘striking example’ of power of popular cultureexternal link

12:38 PM Wed 7 Jun 2017

The Topp Twins use comedy as a means to unsettle ideas around gender, sexuality and what it means to be a New Zealander, according to Dr Nicholas Holm, Massey lecturer and programme leader in Media Studies at the Manawatū campus. Dr Holm presented a lectu ... view full item.

Events – School of English and Media Studies

Still Waving: New Voices Climate Action Creative Writing Competitionexternal link

9:36 AM Fri 18 Aug 2017

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 w ... view full itemexternal link.

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisonersexternal link

11:34 AM Tue 11 Jul 2017

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, ... view full itemexternal link.

Auckland Writers Festival – 16-21 May 2017external link

12:17 PM Mon 15 May 2017

Four writers associated with the School of English and Media Studies are presenting at this week’s Auckland writers’ festival at the Aotea Centre. Do go along to support them if you can! Tina Makereti: “Poutokomanawa — the Heartpos ... view full itemexternal link.

Auckland Writers Festival – 17 May 2017external link

1:09 PM Fri 12 May 2017

Tina Makereti will be speaking at the Auckland Writers Festival next week, Wednesday 17 May.  It’s a free event so please do pop along if you can.

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