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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Jul24Live Poetry Reading: Essential New Zealand Poems
Date: 24 July 2014
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Vic Books, Gate 7, Kelburn Parade
Join poets Hinemoana Baker, James Brown, Jenny Bornholdt, Gregory O'Brien, Ashleigh Young, and Harry Ricketts… Read more
Jul28Writers on Mondays: The Astonishing Geoff Cochrane
Date: 28 July 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level Four, Te Papa
Poet and fiction writer Geoff Cochrane in conversation with Fergus Barrowman Read more
Aug4Writers on Mondays: Waha/Mouth - Hinemoana Baker
Date: 4 August 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level Four, Te Papa
Victoria's 2014 Writer in Residence in conversation with Chris Price Read more

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27 June 2014 A capital literary season - Writers on Mondays returns
Read or download the full programme. Read more
22 June 2014 Damien Wilkins on creativity and innovation
Watch the IIML Director's presentation at the recent Leading Edge event: Creating Worlds - writing, design, science'. Read more
23 May 2014 Tina Makereti interviewed
The PhD graduate and IIML course convenor talks about her debut novel. Read more

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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.


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.