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      • 2021 Wellington Heritage Week
        • 17 Feb 2021
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • The 2021 Wellington Heritage Week will take place from 25 October to 31 October. Watch this space for details of Randell Cottage’s annual Open Day.    
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      • Applications open for Michael King Writer’s Fellowship
        • 8 Feb 2021
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from established New Zealand writers for the Michael King Writer's Fellowship, valued at $100,000. The fellowship is awarded every two years to authors of any literary genre, who...
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      • Congratulations to Michalia Arathimos
        • 1 Feb 2021
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Congratulations to Michalia Arathimos who is University of Waikato‘s 2021 Writer in Residence. Her publication history is diverse, ranging from books and novels to short stories, reviews, non-fiction and poetry. While she is in Hamilton she will work on her third novel Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato. During 2020 Michalia was the Writer […]
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      • Lynn Davidson – 2021
        • 4 Jan 2021
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Lynn Davidson is a poet and novelist. Davidson’s most recent publication is the poetry collection Islander. She won the Poetry New Zealand’s 2020 poetry Award and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Massey University. Davidson will be using her time at Randell Cottage to write a memoir of her move to Scotland in 2016 […]
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      • Michalia Arathimos on Standing Room Only, RNZ
        • 14 Dec 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Our 2020 New Zealand resident Michalia Arathimos is nearing the end of her stay at Randell Cottage – and we’ll be very sad to see her go. Last week she spoke to Lynn Freeman of Radio New Zealand’s Standing Room Only about returning to Wellington, life in the cottage and its impact on her project, […]
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      • Michalia Arathimos – 2020
        • 6 Dec 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Michalia Arathimos has just returned from Australia, where she lived in Melbourne and other places. She has published work in The Lifted Brow, Westerly, Overland, Landfall, Headland, JAAM, Sport, Turbine, and elsewhere. She won the Sunday Star Times Short Story Prize in 2016. Her first novel, Aukati, was published by Mākaro Press and launched at Melbourne Writers Festival. Arathimos is working […]
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      • Caroline Laurent is the Randell Cottage French resident, 2021
        • 14 Sep 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Caroline Laurent will join the Randell Cottage writer residency programme as the 2021 French artist in residence. Born in 1988 and of French-Mauritian origins, Caroline grew up between French Polynesia, Bordeaux, Italy and Paris, where she currently resides. She still travels regularly to Mauritius to visit her maternal family. Caroline is a graduate of modern […]
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      • 1 Nov – Thorndon Open Day: Literature, Music & Art
        • 26 Aug 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Combined Open Days at Randell Cottage, Lilburn House and the Rita Angus Cottage – the homes of New Zealand writers, composers, and artists. Join us on Sunday 1 November for an afternoon celebrating art, music and literature at three historic Thorndon creative residencies. Randell Cottage, Lilburn House and Rita Angus Cottage will be open to […]
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      • Save the Date! Annual Open Day Sunday 1 November 2020
        • 13 Aug 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Once again, the Randell Cottage and garden will be open to visitors for a once-a-year opportunity on Sunday 1 November as part of the annual Wellington Heritage Week. We will join forces with our fellow Thorndon creative residencies, Lilburn and Rita Angus trusts. Watch this site for details of our programme of readings and refreshments. We look forward to welcoming you.
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      • Michalia Arathimos arrives at the cottage
        • 25 Jul 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • In late June, we were delighted to be able to welcome our 2020 resident Michalia Arathimos, her partner and two young children to Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.
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      • Paddy Richardson on place-setting
        • 10 Mar 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Paddy Richardson, the 2019 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellow, says she loves research but there is no substitute for actually treading the same ground as the characters she’s writing about.
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      • Place-setting: getting right
        • 10 Mar 2020
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Paddy Richardson, the 2019 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellow, says she loves research but there is no substitute for actually treading the same ground as the characters she’s writing about.
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      • Paddy Richardson interviewed by RNZ National
        • 16 Dec 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Photo credit: Caroline Davies With just a couple of weeks of her residency left to run, Paddy Richardson took time out to chat with RNZ National’s Lynn Freeman of Standing Room Only.
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      • Three Days on Somes Island
        • 6 Dec 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • 2019 New Zealand writer in residence Paddy Richardson has been using her time in the capital to visit Matiu Somes Island, the major setting of her novel in progress, The Green of the Spring.
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      • Open Day 2019 was a brilliant success!
        • 10 Nov 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • On a gloriously sunny day, under the auspices of Wellington Heritage Week, the three Thorndon Arts Residencies – the Lilburn Residence, the Rita Angus Cottage and the Randell Cottage – opened their doors to well over a hundred visitors who enjoyed readings from Randell writers (and writers we consider friends!), music and art. (Photos: Tim Gruar – unless otherwise stated)
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      • Applications for the 2020 French writers residency
        • 13 Jun 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Applications for the 2020 French writers residency are open until 30 June. In this interview, recorded by the communications team at the Embassy of France in Wellington, Karin Serres, the 2019 resident, talks about her work and her interest in New Zealand and in Randell Cottage. wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2 Karin Serres – French Residency NZ.mov
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      • Dame Fiona Kidman awarded Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction
        • 15 May 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • Randell Cottage writers were strongly represented in the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards: three of our ‘family’ –Tina Makereti, Vincent O’Sullivan and Fiona Kidman – had novels included in the long list for the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction.
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      • An evening with Karin Serres
        • 3 Apr 2019
        • Randell Cottage Writers Trust
        • The evening of 27 March may well have been a dark and stormy night but the atmosphere inside the National was warm and welcoming, as current resident Karin Serres gave her audience an insight into her creative process, her information gathering (and magpie tendencies) and her journey from theatre to literature.
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