International Institute of Modern Letters

International Institute of Modern Letters


Oct8Writers on Mondays special event: Kate Camp - Menton, memoir and me
Date: 8 October 2018
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St Te Aro, Wellington
A special addition to our 2018 programme, featuring poet and 2017 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow Kate Camp. Read more
Apr9Book launch: Night as Day, by Nikki-Lee Birdsey
Date: 9 April 2019
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Unity Books, Willis St, Wellington
Victoria University Press will launch the first collection by poet and IIML PhD candidate Nikki-Lee… 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.


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).

To find out more, visit our how to apply page.

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.

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