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

Creative Writing students published in Swampexternal link

1:30 AM 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 AM 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.

Best First Book Award for Massey PhD studentexternal link

10:30 PM Thu 25 May 2017

Current Massey PhD student Gina Cole has won The Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction for Black Ice Matter, a collection of short stories that explores connections between extremes of heat and cold.  Listen here to Jesse Mulligan’s interv ... view full item.

MCW graduate makes the airwavesexternal link

10:17 PM Thu 25 May 2017

Annabel Wilson, a Massey Master of Creative Writing graduate, had her theatrical poem “No Science to Goodbye” recently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.  Annabel’s play is based around her 2014 MCW thesis.

Events – School of English and Media Studies

Auckland Writers Festival – 16-21 May 2017external link

12:17 AM 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 AM 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.

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.

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