Author Archives: Randell Cottage

Dame Fiona Kidman: Trustee Emerita

With her literary reputation higher than ever, and growing commitments at home and abroad, founding Trustee, Dame Fiona Kidman, has reluctantly stepped down from the Trust to focus on her busy life and work. Fiona was one of a small … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage to be held on: Monday, 27 June 2016, 6.00 for 6.30pm, Cabinet Room, Back Bencher, via entrance off Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon. RSVP to info@randellcottage.co.nz or … Continue reading

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Stephanie Johnson selected as 2016 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Auckland writer Stephanie Johnson is to be the 2016 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, of plays and adaptations, but is best known for her … Continue reading

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Writers Owen Marshall and Lawrence Patchett at the National Library

What makes a short story? Is it a question of length? Or is it the plot? What about flash fiction? Twitter fiction? The long form? What makes a New Zealand short story? Is it the landscape? The shape? The theme? … Continue reading

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2015 Goncourt Prize nominee, Nicolas Fargues, new Randell Cottage resident

The Embassy of France in New Zealand and the Randell Cottage Writers Trust are pleased to announce the new laureate of the Randell Cottage Residency, Nicolas Fargues. Nicolas Fargues is a renowned French author who has published ten books, including J’étais … Continue reading

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Life Writing with Dame Fiona Kidman

We are delighted to announce a very special fund raising event, especially for those with an interest in life writing and memoir. Founding trustee Dame Fiona Kidman will be running a one-day seminar, offering skills for writing your personal stories, … Continue reading

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Invitation to RCWT Friends Annual General Meeting

FRIENDS OF THE RANDELL COTTAGE WRITERS TRUST Notice of Annual General Meeting You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage to be held on: Monday, 8 June 2015, 6.00 for 6.30pm, Room 1 upstairs, … Continue reading

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An evening with David Fauquemberg

Free public event at the National Library An evening with David Fauquemberg 6.00 PM National Library – 13 May 2015   Come along and hear the current Randell Cottage writer-in-residence David Fauquemberg talk about his writing, his travels, impressions and … Continue reading

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Randell Cottage welcomes David Fauquemberg

The Randell Cottage welcomes the 2015 French writer-in-residence, David Fauquemberg. David lives in the Cotentin area of Normandy, France. He’s a novelist who has also published in magazines such as XXI, Géo and Long Cours and is a translator from … Continue reading

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Owen Marshall and Witi Ihimaera chosen as 2015 Randell Cottage Writers in Residence

Two of New Zealand’s leading writers, Witi Ihimaera and Owen Marshall, have been jointly named as Creative New Zealand-Randell Cottage Writers in Residence for 2015. This is an unusual move for the residency, which selection panel chair Vincent O’Sullivan describes … Continue reading

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