Category Archives: Writers

At home in the Randell Cottage

By James Norcliffe, 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow New Zealand writers are not really spoilt for choice when it comes to fellowships and residencies. There are a number of well-established and well-endowed residences, usually associated with universities … Continue reading

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Two Seasons and Countless Treasures

In January 2014 French writer Than-Van Tran-Nhut swapped the boulevards of Paris for the windswept hills of Wellington.  Here, she reflects on her six months in Thorndon as writer-in-residence at the Randell Cottage. I’m back in Paris now and living … Continue reading

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An Evening With James Norcliffe

NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF AUTHORS WELLINGTON BRANCH PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH  James Norcliffe Join us to hear James Norcliffe, award-winning poet, fiction writer, editor and teacher, and 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow, talk about his work and writing career. … Continue reading

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An evening with Amélie Lucas-Gary

An original and promising young French writer, Amélie Lucas-Gary has spent the past six months living and working in Wellington as the 2018 Randell Cottage French writer in residence. Join us for an evening of conversation and reflection on life in … Continue reading

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Amélie Lucas Gary – Speaking tour

Amélie Lucas-Gary has begun her programme of speaking engagements around the country. Last week saw her in Dunedin at the Alliance française. The rest of us will have the chance to hear her in the following cities over the coming months: … Continue reading

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Dear Oliver – Peter Wells

New release from Peter Wells, Randell Cottage writer-in-residence 2002 New release from Peter Wells, Randell Cottage writer-in-residence 2002 Peter Wells, who in 2002 was the Randell Cottage’s first writer in residence, has just released his latest work: Dear Oliver, a … Continue reading

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Beryl Fletcher – Obituary

We were saddened this week to hear of the death of Beryl Fletcher, who was the Cottage’s New Zealand resident in 2006. Beryl came to fiction writing later in life and did so with a bang: winning the 1992 Commonwealth … Continue reading

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A French artist and writer arriving for Wellington cultural residencies

A French artist and writer are heading to Wellington this month to develop their work in New Zealand. As the talented recipients of two international artist residencies, the pair will take their work to new horizons in dialogue with members … Continue reading

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James Norcliffe Selected as 2018 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Christchurch-based writer James Norcliffe is to be the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Norcliffe has published nine collections of poetry, a short story collection and ten novels for young people. As an editor, he has had a … Continue reading

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An Evening with Stephen Daisley

Join us at the National Library on 28 November, for an evening of conversation with Randell Cottage writer in residence, Stephen Daisley and Wellington writers, Catherine Robertson and Tracy Farr. Stephen Daisley is a New Zealand born writer, living and … Continue reading

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