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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Events

Sep8Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 1
Date: 8 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
The first of two sessions introducing new poetry and prose by this year's MA in Creative Writing students. Read more
Sep15Writers on Mondays: The Next Page 2
Date: 15 September 2014
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa Tongarewa
More readings of new poetry and prose from this year's MA in Creative Writing students. Read more
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

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News

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
23 July 2014 IIML Director and graduates on NZ Post Book Awards shortlist
Damien Willkins, Eleanor Catton and Marty Smith are among the 2014 finalists. Read more
16 July 2014 Creative Writing Graduates Win NZ Post Book Awards Best First Books
Amy Head and Marty Smith have won the Best First Book categories for Fiction and Poetry 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.

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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.