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.
Rose Lu, our NZ writer-in-residence, joined in a warm and open conversation with Randell Cottage Trustee Francis Cooke, at the National Library on 23 September 2022, hosted by the Friends of the Randell Cottage Writers Trust.
Applications are now open for one of New Zealand’s top writing residencies: the 2023 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a generous stipend, funded by CNZ and currently set at $28,500, and six months’ rent-free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest heritage homes.
The Randell Cottage Open Day is 30 October this year as part of Wellington Heritage Week 2022. From 1-4pm enjoy the cottage and garden and listen to readings from past writers-in-residence.
Paddy Richardson has announced that her new book, By the Green of the Spring is due in bookshops in mid-August. Paddy was Randell Cottage’s Creative New Zealand writing fellow for 2019, while she worked on this new novel.