Writers

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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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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Dear Oliver – Peter Wells

New release from Peter Wells, Randell Cottage writer-in-residence 2002 New release from Peter Wells, Randell Cottage writer-in-residence 2002 Peter Wells, who in 2002 was the Randell Cottage’s first writer in residence, has just released his latest work: Dear Oliver, a … Continue reading

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Beryl Fletcher – Obituary

We were saddened this week to hear of the death of Beryl Fletcher, who was the Cottage’s New Zealand resident in 2006. Beryl came to fiction writing later in life and did so with a bang: winning the 1992 Commonwealth … Continue reading

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A French artist and writer arriving for Wellington cultural residencies

A French artist and writer are heading to Wellington this month to develop their work in New Zealand. As the talented recipients of two international artist residencies, the pair will take their work to new horizons in dialogue with members … Continue reading

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James Norcliffe Selected as 2018 Randell Cottage Writer in Residence

Christchurch-based writer James Norcliffe is to be the 2018 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Norcliffe has published nine collections of poetry, a short story collection and ten novels for young people. As an editor, he has had a … Continue reading

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