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    Graduation season

    With graduation over for 2017, we profile three of our recent graduates, Angel Pohio-Domingos, Erin Donohue and Linda Bennett.Graduate Profile #1 : Angel Pohio-DomingosAngel Domingos
    Scriptwriter... read more
  • Making Poetry and Music: An International Collaboration

    This year Whitireia poetry students will not only create a portfolio of poems, but also have some of their poems set to music—by students at a Wisconsin University.It’s thanks to a chance... read more
  • Taking Word Choirs Around the World

    Many Whitireia creative writing students over the last several years will have experienced the playful word activity called a word choir. Participants come up with words or very short phrases around... read more
  • Feeling Like an Oscar Contender

    Novel writing course graduate Anne Harré is one of two winners of this year’s Hatchette and New Zealand Society of Authors’ mentorship programme. She was thrilled just to be among the six... read more
  • The Value of Abandoned Books and Re-writing

    Wellington writer and finalist in the national book awards, David Coventry, says it took him a long time to figure out how to write, even though he traces his love of words back to his teenage... read more
  • Writing Students Become Publishing Interns for a Year

    It’s early days but already writing students Missy Buchanan and Andy Southall have learnt a lot about the publishing process through their roles as interns with Escalator Press.Escalator Press is the... read more
  • Fellowship Takes Writer to Norway

    Creative writing online student Carolyn Gillum has won a Winston Churchill McNeish Writer's fellowship to travel to Norway next year, where she’ll research and write her novel, a crime story set in... read more
  • Je Suis Heloise — The Research Journey

    There are many ways to measure research: 15kg of books, 14,500 kilometres travelled, a truckload of annotated notes.The numbers represent a small insight into Mandy Hager’s time in France as the... read more
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    Collected stories of the odd and marvellous

    The Curioseum is a unique collaboration between the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme and Te Papa Press. Over twenty writers began with an object in the museum’s collections and then took an... read more
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    Graduation accomplishments

    Among the 500 Whitireia graduates at a ceremony in March were several Creative Writing students celebrating creativity, craft and a whole lot of hard work.Richard Anderson, graduating with an... read more
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