Writer-in-residence Sedef Ecer arrives at Randell Cottage

Christine Hurley, Sedef Ecer, Lise Bourguet, and Claire Wastiaux.

Our newest writer-in-residence, Franco-Turkish novelist, actor and playwright Sedef Ecer, is now installed at Randell Cottage after a warm welcome by representatives of the French Embassy and the Randell Cottage Writers Trust.

She moved into the Cottage on a sunny Wellington afternoon and enjoyed exploring the nearby Tinakori Village and Botanic Gardens that very evening.

Over the coming two months, Sedef will research her interests in New Zealand and Turkish connections with the First World War Gallipoli campaign. She will also visit Alliance Française groups around the country.

Sedef will address an evening event on Tuesday 7 March at the National Library, co-hosted by the Friends of Randell Cottage and the Friends of the Turnbull Library. Watch this space for fuller details and the opportunity to book your place. 

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