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 interview with Gina.
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.
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 Heartpost,” free public lecture on Māori and Pasifika writing – Wed. 17 May 5 pm
Gina Cole, PhD student in Creative Writing: Gala opening, 18 May 7 pm and “Pacific Tales” 19 May 2:30 pm
Hannah August: Chair for a discussion with Lloyd Geering and A.N. Wilson, 20 May at noon
Sue Wootton, graduate: “Matters Medical” 20 May at 4:30 pm
More information and venues at: http://writersfestival.co.nz
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.
David Gruber was recently chosen as one of ten Visiting Fellows to The New Zealand Centre at Peking University, 2017 (http://nzc.sfl.pku.edu.cn/10VFS.html). As a result, in April, he traveled to Peking University in Beijing and delivered an invited talk entitled, “Neuroscience and the Media.” He discussed his own research into the public understanding of neuroscience and outlined future trajectories of the field area, encouraging more cross-cultural and interdisciplinary research projects. During his visit, he also met with professors from Peking University’s School of Communication and Journalism to promote Massey’s School of English and Media Studies. Toward the end of the week, he had the opportunity to visit an English class where he met with students and gave a thirty minute lecture on the importance of re-writing.