Explore the Oamaru that writer Janet Frame knew in the 1930s and 1940s. You’ll visit some of the iconic places of her childhood and learn about her own incredible life story. Pick up a free brochure from the Oamaru i-SITE and enjoy a self-guided tour at your leisure.
It's not every day that you see something you love through someone else's eyes but as proud guardians of the Frame family's former Oamaru home, today is one of those days. Scrolling through Facebook we bumped into a post to Oamaru Today mentioning an article in the Senior Traveller, Queensland that describes Oamaru and North … Continue reading Touring through the eyes of Frame – News!
The Janet Frame Eden Street Trust is delighted to announce our Readers and Writers weekend for 25 to 27 January 2019. The weekend involves a public talk at the Oamaru Library on Friday evening, two writing workshops on the Saturday and a picnic on the Sunday. Our literary guests this year are Barbara Else and Chris Else. This weekend … Continue reading JFEST 2019 readers and writers weekend
We are delighted to be offering two writers workshops in 2019 with support from a Creative Communities grant. Both workshops are on Saturday 26 January between 10am and 4pm in Oamaru. Please contact the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust to book. $35 for the day. Places are limited email@example.com Workshop with Barbara Else. Shaping and … Continue reading Writing workshops for 2019
The Janet Frame childhood home is now open for another season. If you are in Oamaru you are welcome to visit this special place between 2 and 4pm, 7 days a week from November 1st until April 30th. We look forward to sharing 56 Eden Street with you. We will be releasing more details about … Continue reading Welcome to our 2018/2019 season
We are beyond excited to announce that this year's Writers and Readers Weekend bring two of New Zealand's leading writers to Oamaru. We have secured multi-award winning authors; Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp in an incredible weekend line up of events. Friday 16th February - That 'Inviolate Place' - The Inkbox Oamaru - 6.30 - … Continue reading Writers and Readers Weekend 2018
Friday 16th February – That ‘Inviolate Place’ – The Inkbox Oamaru – 6.30 – 8.15pm Janet Frame wrote, “…there must be an inviolate place where the choices and decisions, however imperfect, are the writer’s own, where the decision must be as individual and solitary as birth or death.” We get an exclusive glimpse behind the … Continue reading That ‘Inviolate Place’; with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp
SOLD OUT! Don't miss out completely - join us for our exclusive, live Q&A with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp or our free literary picnic. Saturday 16th February - Creative Writing Workshop - Oamaru - 10 - 4pm Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers. This is a one-day creative writing workshop with author … Continue reading Creative Writing Workshop with Catherine Chidgey
Sunday 18th February - Literary Picnic - 56 Eden St Oamaru - 10 - 12pm This is a 56 Eden Street Picnic Party – with Catherine Chidgey, Kate Camp AND ‘open mic’. Janet Frame grew up in Oamaru and the Janet Frame Eden Street Trust cares for her childhood home. The home receives visitors from … Continue reading Literary Picnic with Catherine Chidgey and Kate Camp
The Janet Frame Eden Street Trust hosts an annual creative writing workshop in Oamaru. These workshops are run by leading New Zealand writers and are open to writers of all stages. In preparing our new website I have been reviewing some of the kind words they have written supporting the Trust and adding so excerpts … Continue reading Words from our writers