Welcome for Anna Smith, from Christchurch, Writer-in-Residence, Caselberg House, October – December 2011.
A warm Dunedin welcome was given to writer Anna Smith by the Caselberg Trust and local artists, writers and friends at the Art Workshop Studio, Broad Bay last week.
Anna’s day job is teaching children’s literature at the University of Canterbury. She has found the first month of a 3 month stay in Broad Bay a wonderful opportunity to concentrate on her fiction which took a serious dive following the earthquakes in Christchurch. Currently she is working on a number of short stories that need editing; she has also begun a larger piece of work that she feels very positive about. After the serious disruptions in Christchurch, she is finding the Caselberg House a wonderful retreat in which to write and be creative.