After a whirlwind two-month stay, Caroline Laurent is on her way back to France via Tahiti, which will be one of the settings of the novel she has been working on during her residency. Caroline was enthusiastic about the writing she has already completed and the lasting friendships she has developed in New Zealand. Trustees Jean Anderson and Christine Hurley farewelled Caroline from Randell Cottage and look forward to news of her safe return home.
You’re invited to the National Library Auditorium on 21 November to get to know our latest writers. New Zealand poet Rachel O’Neill has just finished their placement at Randell Cottage and will share their experiences in conversation with Trustee Francis Cooke. The French Embassy’s Cultural Counsellor, Eric Soulier, will lead a discussion with newly-returned laureate, Caroline Laurent, who was inspired by her brief visit to Wellington last December and is halfway through an exciting new work. Light refreshments will be served before & after the event. Koha (suggest $5 pp) would be appreciated. Time: 5:15 to 7.30 pm (formalities 6.00 to 7.00 pm) Venue: Auditorium, National Library, Molesworth Street, access from Aitken Street RSVP: email@example.com by 19 November. Can’t make it in person? A zoom link will be available through the National Library.