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James Norcliffe at the National Library, 6 December 2018

We finish the year with a presentation from our current resident, James Norcliffe, at the National Library on Thursday 6 December, from 12:10 to 1:00 pm. James wears a number of writing hats. He is a children’s writer, poet, editor, … Continue reading

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers’ Trust to be held on: Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 6.00 pm in the Gallery, Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street, Wellington. Please RSVP to info@randellcottage.co.nz or … Continue reading

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Former residents honoured for lifetime contribution to New Zealand literature

Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are beloved Māori … Continue reading

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Applications for 2019 Writers Fellowship open

Applications for 2019 CNZ RCWT Writers Fellowship now open Applications are now open for the 2019 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. More information about the residency can be found here. … Continue reading

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At home in the Randell Cottage, James Norcliffe

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, Than-Van Tran-Nhut

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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Applications for 2019 CNZ RCWT Writers Fellowship now open

Applications are now open for the 2019 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. More information about the residency can be found here. Applications for the 2018 fellowship will be accepted from … 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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