Ann Greer is a Glasgow-born writer, based in Argyll. She has a Master of Arts Degree from University of Glasgow, PGCE and PGD in Counselling. She’s currently Editor of a Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Artwork by The Bothy Writers: “Peace of Mind”; “Revolution” and “An Open Book” (to be launched in March). She has facilitated this group, in a Helensburgh Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub, for 1.5 years. Recently, she exhibited in: “The Life Aquatic” on Maid on the Loch and “See Us Hear Us”, where she organised Speakers’ Corner for the Bothy’s Scottish MH Arts Festival.

Ann’s Poetry has been published in Poetry Scotland; Spare Rib; Harpies and Quines plus Anthologies and other publications. She has read it out at various public events, including launch of WDVAW Partnership; NHS Argyll & Clyde Women’s MH Conference; International Women’s Days and Opening of new Refuge. She previously facilitated Creative Writing groups within Survivors’ Poetry Scotland and the local Women’s Aid Refuge where she worked, primarily as a Counsellor, for over 20 years.

This residency will offer Ann the opportunity to develop her own creative work as she has supported others, on a paid and unpaid basis, for decades.

Creative Residencies for Carers is a new Cove Park programme offering short, five-night residencies for unpaid adult carers living in Scotland. This programme is supported by the Short Breaks Fund operated by Shared Care Scotland. It aligns with the aims, objectives, and requirements of this Fund by offering carers respite and supported time to focus upon their own wellbeing.