Save the Date! Annual Open Day Sunday 1 November 2020
Once again, the Randell Cottage and garden will be open to visitors for a once-a-year opportunity on Sunday 1 November as part of the annual Wellington Heritage Week.
We will join forces with our fellow Thorndon creative residencies, Lilburn and Rita Angus trusts.
Watch this site for details of our programme of readings and refreshments.
We look forward to welcoming you.
The 2020 Randell Cottage New Zealand writer in residence is Michalia Arathimos.
In late June, our 2020 resident Michalia Arathimos, her partner and two young children arrived in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. You can read about her journey to get here and her first impressions of the cottage here.
Applications for the 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship open in September
Applications for the 2021 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellowship will open on the 1st of September 2020. More information about the residency can be found here.
Historic Randell Cottage in Wellington, New Zealand, has been a writers’ residency for New Zealand and French writers since 2001. The Randell Cottage Writers Trust works in partnership with Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund, the Wellington City Council and the Embassy of France.
The cottage has two bedrooms and a writing studio. Located in inner-city Thorndon close to the Lilburn Residence, Rita Angus Cottage, Wellington Asia Residency, and the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, the cottage is within walking distance of the National and Turnbull Libraries and Archives New Zealand.