Artist, film maker, teacher of creative writing, communications professional, and, above all poet, Rachel O’Neill is the 2023 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage.
We had a very good turnout to a special lunchtime gathering at Unity Books last week to promote Room to Write.
Join us for a celebration of Randell Cottage and the anthology of twenty years of Kiwi and French writers, ‘Room to Write’.
Featuring 2022 Ockham Award-winner Whiti Hereaka, Randell Cottage French writer-in-residence Sedef Ecer, and Randell Cottage Trustee Emerita Fiona Kidman.
We hope to see you at the Friends’ event featuring French writer Sedef Ecer on Tuesday 7 March, but if you can’t be there in person, you can watch online. Find out how.
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.
Book Launch at Scorpio Books in Christchurch – ‘Letter to ‘Oumuamua’ by James Norcliffe
Thursday 23 February, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Join us on Friday 10 February, 6.30pm-7.45pm for a special online panel discussion with the winners of the 2022 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement.
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.
To celebrate 20 years of the Randell Cottage writers residency, the Randell Cottage Writers Trust has commissioned Room To Write, asking the writers for contributions that spring from the idea of ‘looking back’.
Stephanie Johnson (2016) received the prize for fiction and James Norcliffe (2018) received the prize for poetry.