Sunday, September 23, 2018

Applications Invited for Randell Cottage Writers Residency


                                                                                                                        21 September 2018 


Applications Invited for Randell Cottage Writers Residency

Applications are now open for the 2019 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writers Fellowship. The fellowship comprises a stipend of $22,000 and six months’ rent free accommodation in one of Wellington’s oldest colonial buildings  

Built in Thorndon in 1867, the Cottage has been painstakingly restored and is close to the National Library, the Turnbull Library and the National Archive. It’s provided an inner city base for writers from a range of genres: novelists, poets, biographers... The first New Zealand resident was Peter Wells, in 2002. He’s been followed by Tim Corballis, Michael Harlow, Renée, Beryl Fletcher, Whiti Hereaka, Jennifer Compton, Kirsty Gunn, Pat White, Peter Walker, Vivienne Plumb, Denis Welch, Tina Makereti, Witi Ihimaera, Owen Marshall, Stephanie Johnson, and Stephen Daisley. 

The current writer in residence is Christchurch poet James Norcliffe.

The Randell Cottage Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence is selected by a Trust -appointed committee to work on an approved project from July to December each year. The deadline for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018. The successful applicant will be announced in December.

Applications from mid-career and Māori and Pasifika writers are particularly welcome.

Application forms and further information can be found at and

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