International Institute of Modern Letters

International Institute of Modern Letters

The International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) was established to promote and foster contemporary imaginative writing.

We are part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University and offer a range of creative writing programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Sep22Writers on Mondays: A Survivor's Guide to Scriptwriting
Date: 22 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
Scriptwriters Dave Armstrong, Peter Cox and Kelly Marshall are chaired by William Brandt. Read more
Sep29Writers on Mondays: A Home in this World
Date: 29 September 2014
Time: 1.15 am
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
Ian Wedde, Helena Wisniewska Brow and Stephanie de Montalk talk about home, exile, and character in creative nonfiction. Read more

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12 September 2014 Application Deadline Approaching for Writer in Residence 2015
Applications for the 2015 Victoria University of Wellington/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence, based at the IIML, close on 30 September. Read more
10 September 2014 The Luminaries shortlisted for International Thomas Dylan Prize
Eleanor Catton's multi-award winning second novel is up for yet another prestigious prize. Read more
29 August 2014 The Luminaries Wins NZ Book Award for Fiction
MA in Creative Writing graduate Eleanor Catton's Booker-winning second novel also won the People's Choice category. Read more

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Cliff Fell (photographed by Pammy Coleman)

Cliff Fell – Teaching Fellow, 2015

'The MA in Creative Writing is a marvellous and transformative opportunity to focus on writing among like-minded and talented writers.' Read more about the MA.

Emily Perkins (photographed by Sara Orme)

Emily Perkins – Senior Lecturer

Students develop creative projects, extend their writerly reach through reading, and engage imaginatively and critically with their own and others' writing. Read more about the MA.


Upcoming Application Deadlines

MA in Creative Writing 2015 programme, and third trimester (summer 2014/15) undergraduate Iowa workshops in Prose and PoetryApply by 1 November.