International Institute of Modern Letters

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13 September 2016 Tina Makereti wins NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship
The IIML staff member and Creative Writing graduate (PhD) has received the 2016 Fellowship to work on a new fiction project. Read more
26 August 2016 New Zealand's poets of the future celebrated in National Schools Poetry Award
The 2016  winner and finalists have been announced. Read more
29 July 2016 World-Building workshop with Elizabeth Knox
The internationally acclaimed author will convene an advanced creative writing workshop at the IIML in 2017. Read more

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Emily Perkins (photographed by Sara Orme)

Emily Perkins – Senior Lecturer

In creative writing we work with language and our imaginations to think about, celebrate and question the human life within, as well as the endless variety of the world beyond ourselves. Read more about the MA.

CREW 350 Special Topic: World-Building Workshop

This new workshop, convened by the internationally acclaimed author Elizabeth Knox, will run in Trimester 1, 2017. Applications open 1 October: application deadline 10 December. Read more.


Upcoming application deadlines

Apply by 1 November 2016 for the MA in Creative Writing 2017 (CREW 590 and 591), or for our third trimester (summer) Iowa  Writing Workshops in Prose (CREW 258) and Poetry (259).
How to apply.

Image of poet and PhD candidate Airini Beautrais

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.