Monday, April 16, 2018

IIML Creative Writing graduates showcased

Creative Writing Master of Arts (MA) graduates from Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) are having their work broadcast on Radio New Zealand (RNZ)’s ‘Nine to Noon’ programme, hosted by Kathryn Ryan.

This is the second year of the reading series, Page Numbers, and this time it has been extended to a fortnight to showcase more of the new writing, described by Kathryn Ryan as “remarkable for the diversity and quality”.

Page Numbers runs from April 9 – 20 and features fiction and memoir by Clare Moleta, Sudha Rao, Linda Collins, Kirsten Griffiths, Lynne Robertson, Sharon Lam, Mia Gaudin, Anthony Lapwood and Maria Samuela—all 2017 IIML Master of Arts graduates.

 “We’re delighted to continue this collaboration with RNZ, and that listeners have a chance to connect with this brand new work from a range of voices,” says IIML Senior Lecturer Emily Perkins.

“Listeners will hear tales of intense loss and suppressed love, as well as hot and humorous dating instructions, and hope in unexpected places,” says Ms Perkins. “They’ll find townspeople struggling through climate catastrophe; a clone negotiating personal relationships on a mission to Mars; sex workers dealing with the streets of Wellington; and a family arriving in Dunedin from Pondicherry in 1968, among other pieces. There are stories everywhere, and these new writers have much to tell.”

Page Numbers airs on ‘Nine to Noon’ on RNZ at 10:45am weekdays.

Mon 9th April           Safer by Clare Moleta                                  

Tue 10th April         Margam: And So (Pt 1) by Sudha Rao        

Wed 11th April         Margam: And So (Pt 2) by Sudha Rao        

Thur 12th April         Not Ash by Linda Collins                              

Fri 13th April            Nostalgia by Kirsten Griffiths                       

Mon 16th April          I Love You Darling Loretta by Lynne Robertson   

Tues 17th April         Potluck by Sharon Lam                              

Wed 18th April         Volcano by Mia Gaudin                                                             

Thur 19th April         Jack by Anthony Lapwood                          

Fri 20th April             Love Rules for Island Boys by Maria Samuela   

Following the initial broadcast, listeners can go online to listen to the series again:

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