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 to pursue a project or new ways of working free from the pressure of specified outcomes, in a changing community of artists across a range of art-forms, career stages and nationalities.
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in East Belfast. She specialises in arts engagement with older and people living with Dementia and has received funding through Queen’s University Belfast to carry out a research project into the representation of Dementia in literature. Her debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears and short story collection, Children’s Children, were published by Liberties Press, Dublin. A micro-fiction collection, Postcard Stories was published by the Emma Press in 2017. Jan’s novel The Fire Starters was published by Doubleday in April 2019.