International Institute of Modern Letters

International Institute of Modern Letters


Jun3Pegasus Reading Series
Date: 3 June 2016
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Pegasus Books, Shop 204a, Left Bank Cuba Mall, Wellington
Featuring Ashleigh Young, Lee Posna, Gregory O'Brien and Giovanni Tiso. Read more
Jun11Book launch: New York Pocket Book by Paula Green
Date: 11 June 2016
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Thistle Hall, cnr Cuba and Arthur Streets, Wellington
Staff, students and graduates will read at the launch of Green's new poetry collection. Read more

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10 May 2016 David Coventry and Chris Tse win Best First Books at 2016 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards
The MA in Creative Writing graduates claimed the Best First Book Awards in the Fiction and Poetry categories. Read more
4 May 2016 Tina Makereti is the Pacific Regional Winner of the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Makereti holds a PhD in Creative Writing and convenes the IIML's CREW 256 Māori and Pasifika Creative Writing Workshop. Read more
27 April 2016 Bill Manhire House
The building at 16 Waiteata Road on Kelburn campus, which is home to the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is to be named Bill Manhire House. Read more

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The National Schools Poetry Award 2016

Entry deadline 4 July.
Enter the Award (please read the rules of entry)
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Pip Adam – Teaching Fellow

'The MA workshop is like a laboratory for writing, I can’t wait to be part of it next year.' Pip Adam will convene the Page stream of the MA in Creative Writing for the first half of 2016, while Emily Perkins is on Research Leave. Read more about the MA.


Upcoming application deadlines

Apply by 21 June 2016 for our second trimester 2016 undergraduate workshops in Poetry (CREW 253), Short Fiction (CREW 254), Children's Writing (CREW 255), Science Writing (CREW 352 Creative Writing Workshop), and Writing for Theatre (CREW 353). How to apply.

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Airini Beautrais – poet and PhD candidate

'It has been an immensely rewarding experience to work with excellent supervisors and a talented cohort of fellow PhD students.' Read more about our PhD (Creative Writing) candidates.