Reminder: Join us for a special evening event with our French writer in residence

Sedef Ecer – Gallipoli from a woman’s perspective
Caroline Laurent – inspiration at Oriental Bay

Caroline Laurant and Sedef Ecer
Don’t forget to add this event on 7 March at the National Library to your calendar and send an rsvp to tell us you’ll be coming along.

Who are the latest French writers in residence at Randell Cottage?

How are they drawing on their experiences here, in combination with their multicultural heritages, to inform their creative work?

Come and hear Franco-Turkish novelist, actor and playwright Sedef Ecer, as she shares her evolving concept for a First World War Gallipoli encounter between women from Turkey and New Zealand. Watch the newest video in our web-based series with Caroline Laurent, of French and Mauritian extraction, on her recent stay, with plans to return. Produced by Godwit Films and funded by the French Embassy, this short video is in French with English subtitles.

You are invited to join members of the Friends of Randell Cottage, the Randell Cottage Writers Trust, the Friends of the Turnbull Library and representatives of the Embassy of France at the National Library on Tuesday, 7 March from 5:30 for 6:00 pm.

Murray Pillar from the Pop-up Millwood Gallery will be on hand to sell copies of Room to Write, the newly-launched bilingual collection of writing by past residents of Randell Cottage. Light refreshments served before and after the event. Koha (suggest $5 pp) would be appreciated.

Time: 5:30 to 7.30 pm (formalities 6.00 to 7.15 pm)
Venue: Auditorium, National Library, Molesworth Street, access from Aitken Street
RSVP: by 5:30pm Wednesday 1 March.

Can’t make it in person? A zoom link will be available through the National Library.