Literature & Translation Residencies

Winter Subsidised Self-Funded Residencies 2018/2019

This winter we are again hosting artists from across the UK and overseas for residencies of 1 - 3 weeks. During the winter we charge a reduced rate for…  read on

Early Career Residencies 2018

Emily Hasler

Cove Park's programme of Early Career Residencies support UK-based artists in the process of establishing their careers, providing an opportunity for research and the development of new work…  read on

UK Literature IV, 2018

Alison Irvine

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

International Literature II, 2018

Emily Yae Won

Cove Park's International Literature Residency supports an international writer at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space to pursue a project or…  read on

UK Literature Residency VI

Jennie Erdal

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

UK Literature Residency V

Annalena McAfee

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

UK Literature III, 2018

Jen Hadfield

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

MacLehose International Writer and Translator Residency

Erika Fatland, Kari Dickson

The MacLehose International Writer and Translator partnership celebrates international writing, translation and the ten year anniversary of MacLehose Press. In July we welcome Erika Fatland from Norway for…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency

Rose Ruane was originally a visual artist working in performance, sculpture, drawing and video. Stories and language were always part of her art practice, but as the written…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer, 2018

Shola von Reynolds

This four week residency is offered to a writer based in Scotland who may not yet have published a work but demonstrates exceptional promise. It is an opportunity…  read on

Mslexia Poetry Prize Residency

Helen Mort

Helen Mort is a poet based in Sheffield. She has published two collections with Chatto & Windus, ‘Division Street’ (2013) and ‘No Map Could Show Them’ (2016). Her…  read on

International Literature I, 2018

Amang Hung

Amang Hung was born and raised on the scenic east coast of Taiwan. She is the author of four volumes of verse, "On/Off: Selected Poems of Amang, 1995-2002" (2003), "No Daddy"…  read on

UK Literature II, 2018

Caroline Brothers

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work and we are pleased to welcome Caroline…  read on

Literature, Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Fellow 2018

Graham Paul Donovan

Graham Paul Donovan is an experimental fiction writer who lives and works in London. He has worked in the past as a sound engineer, a touring musician, a…  read on

Aberdeen Writers Studio

Visiting Cove Park for the first time, Aberdeen Writers’ Studio is a group of emerging and established writers with current or historical links to the North-East. The group…  read on

Writers’ Centre Norwich/Cove Park Translation Residencies, October 2017

2016 saw the launch of an exciting partnership between Cove Park and Publishing Scotland, bringing translators of books by Scotland-based writers to Cove Park for a four-week residency.…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer 2017

Heather Parry

This four week residency is offered to a writer based in Scotland who may not yet have published a work but demonstrates exceptional promise. It is an opportunity…  read on

Fenton Arts Trust Early Career Residencies – Literature

Rebecca Tamas

Rebecca Tamas is a London based poet, soon to complete a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of East Anglia. Rebecca was the joint winner…  read on

Literature – UK 3, 2017

Cathy Rentzenbrink

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Gaelic Books Council Residency

Marcus Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir (Mark Spencer Turner) writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism in Scottish Gaelic and English, and splits his time between Edinburgh and his hometown of…  read on

Literature – International 1, 2017

Heather O'Neill

Cove Park's International Literature Residency supports an international writer at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space to pursue a project or…  read on

Literature – UK 2, 2017

Linda Cracknell

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Publishing Scotland/Cove Park Translation Residency 1

Andy Jelčić

2016 saw the launch of an exciting partnership between Cove Park and Publishing Scotland, bringing translators of books by Scotland-based writers to Cove Park for a four-week residency.…  read on

Publishing Scotland/Cove Park Translation Residency 2

Laura Maniero

2016 saw the launch of an exciting partnership between Cove Park and Publishing Scotland, bringing translators of books by Scotland-based writers to Cove Park for a four-week residency.…  read on

Literature – UK 1, 2017

Kirsty Logan

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Literature – Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Fellow, 2017

Gemma Elwin Harris

The Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellowship for an emerging writer supports an outstanding graduate of the Birkbeck Creative Writing MA at a critical juncture in their writing life. We…  read on

Researcher In Residence

Cove Park has worked with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities on a pilot project to bring a PhD student here for 1 week's research residency.…  read on

Luminate: Older Artists Lab

Annie Peel, Beatrix A Wood, Frank McIlhinney, Ian Cameron, Kate Clayton, Lesley Wilson

In February 2017, the first week-long Older Artists’ Lab will take place at Cove Park, led by and a-n…  read on

UK Literature Residency 5

Susan Wicks

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Publishing Scotland / Cove Park Translation Residency 2

Clara Pezzuto

This year sees the start of an exciting partnership between Cove Park and Publishing Scotland which brings translators of  books by Scotland-based writers to Cove Park for a…  read on

Publishing Scotland / Cove Park Translation Residency 1

Anne Brauner

This year sees the start of an exciting partnership between Cove Park and Publishing Scotland which brings translators of  books by Scotland-based writers to Cove Park for a…  read on

UK Literature Residency 4

Jessica Fox

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellow

Robert Akam

The Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellowship for an emerging writer supports an outstanding graduate of the Birkbeck Creative Writing MA at a critical juncture in their writing life. We…  read on

International Writer Residency

Yelena Moskovich

Cove Park's International Literature Residency supports an international writer at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space to pursue a project or…  read on

Royal Holloway Writing Fellow 2016

Zillah Bowes

Now in its fourth year, the partnership between Royal Holloway and Cove Park brings an emerging writer from Royal Holloway's Creative Writing MA to Cove Park for a…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer Residency

Lynsey May

This four week residency is offered to a writer based in Scotland who may not yet have published a work but demonstrates exceptional promise. It is an opportunity…  read on

UK LiteratureResidency 3

Mikey Cuddihy

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

UK Literature Residency 1

Rachel Holmes

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2

Marion Coutts

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Victoria Mackenzie

Victoria MacKenzie moved from Brighton to Scotland in 2007 to pursue an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of St Andrews, before completing a PhD which examined…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Sarah Urwin Jones

Sarah Urwin Jones is an arts journalist and classical music writer who writes regularly for a number of national newspapers and magazines. She has been The Times’ Classical Music Critic for…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Rachel Plummer

Rachel Plummer was born in London, grew up in East Anglia and Paris, and has spent most of her adult life in Edinburgh, where she lives with her…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

P M Freestone

P.M. Freestone writes YA fiction, has published a handful of short stories (including work in anthologies from Penguin Books), and is now developing several novel-length projects. She is…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Robert McGinty

Robert McGinty grew up in Fife and studied English Literature and History in Edinburgh and Information Studies in Aberdeen. He now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and…  read on

Playwright Studio Scotland

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English and splits his time between Inverness and his hometown of York. Marcas is at Cove…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Karen Ashe

Karen Ashe was brought up in Airdrie and now lives in Glasgow with her family and crazy dog, Scout. Her first ever short story took 2nd place in the…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Robert Neil Fraser

Robert Neil Fraser is a first time novelist, working on a thriller called ‘Bamako’, set in the West African country of Mali. The book tells the story of…  read on

Self-Directed Residency

Sarah Maine

Sarah Maine is a writer whose first novel Bhalla Strand  was published by Freight Books, Glasgow in 2014 and is being re-launched by Freight in May 2016 as…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Cove Park is delighted to welome 5 writers in residence, here as part of the New Writers' Award from the Scottish Book Trust. In 2006 Greg Whelan won the Sloan…  read on

Literature Residency 3, 2015

Rachel Cusk

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

International Literature Residency, 2015

Margie Orford

Cove Park's International Literature Residency supports a significant international writer at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space to pursue a project…  read on

Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellow, 2015

Julia Gray

The Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellowship for an emerging writer supports an outstanding graduate of the Birkbeck Creative Writing MA at a critical juncture in their writing life. We…  read on

Literature Residency 2, 2015

Rebecca Loncraine

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Literature Residency 1, 2015

Tom Pow

Cove Park's Literature Residency supports an established writer based in Scotland or the UK at a key stage in their work. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

UK Emerging Writer Residency, 2015

Sarah Shapiro

The UK Emerging Writer residency is  a new addition to the programme for 2015. The writer comes to Cove Park for two weeks and is given space and…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer Residency, 2015

Martin MacInnes

Cove Park’s Scottish Emerging Writer supports a new writer who shows exceptional promise at a critical juncture in their writing life. We offer the writer time and space…  read on

Royal Holloway Emerging Writer Fellow, 2015

James Nixon

The Royal Holloway Emerging Writer Fellowship brings an outstanding student on the Creative Writing MA to Cove Park for a residency of up to four weeks. Here they…  read on

International Writer Residency (Cross-Discipline)

Lizhen Liang

This residency offers an international writer the opportunity to develop their interdisciplinary projects and ideas in Cove Park's supportive environment and to make useful contacts across the artforms…  read on

Royal Holloway Emerging Writer Fellowship 2014

Carrie Foulkes

Now in its second year, the Fellowship offers an outstanding student on Royal Holloway's Creative Writing MA a four week residency during the summer programme. The writer has…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer Residency 2014

Vicky MacKenzie

The Scottish Emerging Writer residency offers an outstanding writer at the beginning of their career a period of four weeks to develop their craft in the supportive atmosphere…  read on

UK Literature Residency, 2014

Malika Booker

Malika Booker is a writer, spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans literature, education and cross-arts. She has appeared world-wide both independently and with the British Council. She is an…  read on

International Literature Residency, 2014

Millicent Graham

Millicent A. A. Graham was born 1974 in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the author of the poetry collection The Damp In Things, published by Peepal Tree Press in…  read on

Empire Cafe at Cove Park

Louise Welsh and Jude Barber

Cove Park is delighted to be a partner with Louise Welsh and Jude Barber's Empire Cafe project, and we will be hosting the poets Fred D’Aguiar, Millicent Graham, Dorothea…  read on

International Literature Residency 2014

Fred D'Aguiar

The International Literature Residency offers an established writer based outside the UK a period of at least six weeks at Cove Park during the summer programme. The International…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2014

Kate Tough

The Scottish Literature Residency offers a writer based in Scotland a period of up to six weeks to develop their own work in the supportive atmosphere of Cove…  read on

Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellow at Cove Park

Laura Tapsfield

Now in its fourth year the Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Fellowship offers an outstanding graduate of the Creative Writing MA at Birkbeck the opportunity of a four-week residency…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2014

Nicola White

The Scottish Literature Residency offers a writer based in Scotland a period of up to six weeks to develop their own work in the supportive atmosphere of Cove…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2014

Michael Pedersen

The Scottish Literature Residency offers a writer based in Scotland a period of at up to six weeks to develop their own work in the supportive atmosphere of…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2014

Ellen Aaku

The UK Literature Residency offers an established writer based in the UK a period of unfettered time to work on their own projects as part of Cove Park's…  read on

Scottish Book Trust

Each year the Scottish Book Trust bring new writers to Cove Park to develop their work and experience the unfettered space and time that Cove Park offers. We…  read on

Fielding Mentored

The mentored Fielding Programme runs September to April each year. If you have a project you want to develop with support from another writer you can book in…  read on

Self-funded Residencies

“It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. The pod was luxurious, the views stunning, the local walks peaceful and inspiring, and everything so conducive to…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2013

Jennie Erdal

The Scottish Literature residency offers a writer resident in Scotland the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms. The…  read on

Royal Holloway Writing Fellow 2013

Lucy Mercer

  Cove Park is delighted to welcome Lucy Mercer as the inaugural Royal Holloway Writing Fellow. This Fellowship offers an outstanding student on Royal Holloway's Creative Writing Programme a…  read on

Birkbeck / Sophie Warne Writing Fellowship

Genevieve Herr

This partnership with University College Birkbeck in London brings an outstanding emerging writer, and winner of Birkbeck’s Sophie Warne Memorial essay prize to Cove Park for four weeks.…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Linda France

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms.…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2013

John Glenday

The Scottish Literature residency offers a writer resident in Scotland the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms. The…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Rachel Cusk

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms.…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Helen Farish

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms.…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Jess Richards

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms. The…  read on

International Writer Residency 2013

Chika Unigwe

This residency of up to three months offers an established international writer the opportunity to develop their current project whilst in the company of other artists from across…  read on

Scottish Literature Residency 2013

Zoe Strachan

The Scottish Literature residency offers a writer resident in Scotland the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms. The…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Joe Dunthorne

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms.…  read on

UK Literature Residency 2013

Kayo Chingonyi

The UK Literature residency offers a writer resident anywhere in Britain the opportunity to work on their own project whilst in the company of artists across other artforms.…  read on

Birkbeck Writing Masterclass @ Cove Park

In 2013 we welcome Birkbeck, University of London to Cove Park for their inaugural masterclass for graduates of the Creative Writing MA. Led by novelist Russell Celyn Jones,…  read on

New Writers Awards Residency

The Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awards are a unrivalled opportunity for writers living in Scotland who are committed to developing their craft. The categories are across fiction,…  read on

UK Writer Residency 2012

Russel Celyn Jones

This series of residencies, running this year during July and August is for writers from anywhere in the UK to develop their own projects within the supportive interdisciplinary…  read on

Writers of the African Commonwealth Residency 2012

Brian Chikwava

In 2014, Scotland will be hosting the Commonwealth Games. This residency series, supported by Creative Scotland's Creative Futures brings artists to Scotland from the African Commonwealth during the…  read on

Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Fellowship 2012

Sadie McKenzie

This partnership with University College Birkbeck in London brings an outstanding emerging writer, and winner of Birkbeck's Sophie Warne Memorial essay prize to Cove Park for four weeks.…  read on

UK Writer Residency 2012

Helen Cross

This series of residencies, running this year during July and August is for writers from anywhere in the UK to develop their own projects within the supportive interdisciplinary…  read on

International Writer Residency 2012

Syl Cheney Coker

Each year, Cove Park hosts at least one international writer on a residency of up to twelve weeks. This year the residencies are between four and six weeks…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency 2012

Gerry Cambridge

This series of residencies starts in May and runs through until August 2012 and is for writers to spend time on their own projects in the supportive interdisciplinary…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency 2012

Louise Welsh

This series of residencies starts in May and runs through until August 2012 and is for writers to spend time on their own projects in the supportive interdisciplinary…  read on

International Writer Residency 2012

Mariama Khan

Each year, Cove Park hosts at least one international writer on a residency of up to twelve weeks. This year the residencies are between four and six weeks…  read on

Writers of the African Commonwealth Residency 2012

Jack Mapanje

In 2014, Scotland will be hosting the Commonwealth Games. This residency series, supported by Creative Scotland's Creative Futures brings artists to Scotland from the African Commonwealth during the UK's Olympic…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency 2012

Chiew-Siah Tei

This series of residencies starts in May and runs through until August 2012 and is for writers to spend time on their own projects in the supportive interdisciplinary…  read on

Writers of the African Commonwealth Residency 2012

Ellen Banda-Aaku

In 2014, Scotland will be hosting the Commonwealth Games. This residency series, supported by Creative Scotland's Creative Futures brings artists to Scotland from the African Commonwealth during the…  read on

Creative Scotland/Cove Park Muriel Spark Fellowship

Anne Carson

This residency is for a writer of international renown who comes to Cove Park for up to four weeks. During their stay the resident is the guest of…  read on

Birkbeck/Sophie Warne Memorial Emerging Writer

Paul Martin

The creative writing programme at University College London’s Birkbeck is a leader in the field and has partnered with Cove Park to establish a residency for their outstanding…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency

Rodge Glass

These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency

Clare Wigfall

These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency

Jen Hadfield

These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at…  read on

International Writer Residency

Olufemi Terry

This three-month residency brings an established writer from abroad to Cove Park.  The residency supports a writer for a significant period, giving the opportunity to finish important projects…  read on

Scottish Emerging Writer

Alan Gillespie

This residency of up to six weeks is offered to a talented new writer who would benefit from time to write, as well as networking opportunities with other…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency

Donny O’Rourke

These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at…  read on

Scottish Writer Residency 2011

Ron Butlin

These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at…  read on

Freeing the Poet’s Voice

Kristin Linklater, the world renowned voice coach, who has worked on voice and performance skills with the likes of Donald Sutherland, Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray came to…  read on