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    Award for historical writing project

    Well done to Geoff Allen, recipient of a New Zealand Society of Authors/ Auckland Museum Research Grant. Geoff’s winning proposal involves researching the New Zealand Land Wars."In the field of... read more
  • New book leads to powerful conversations

    Erin Donohue’s young adult novel, Because Everything Is Right but Everything Is Wrong, launched to a wonderful crowd this month. Erin’s powerful coming-of-age story follows 17 year old Caleb Evans a... read more
  • Crayfish success for Kit Norman

    Congratulations to current creative writing student, Kit Norman, whose article Crayfish: as sweet by any other name was highly commended in the Travcom Award for Best New Travel Writer.We asked Kit... read more
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    Graduate makes Pikihuia Awards final

    Olivia Giles is a finalist in the Best Novel Extract section of the biennial Pikihuia Awards 2017. She says Till we kissed, set in 1960s Porirua, is inspired by three things—the Ngāti Poneke Māori... read more
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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
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