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. Recent Literature Residents include Ellen Aaku, Helen Cross, Gerry Cambridge, Jennie Erdal, John Glenday, Russell Celyn Jones, Jess Richards, Jo Shapcott, Zoe Strachan, Louise Welsh, Nicola White.

‘One of Scotland’s finest poets’ (The Scotsman) Tom Pow has won three Scottish Arts Council Book Awards for his poetry and Dear Alice (Salt) won the Poetry Category in the 2009 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards. A one-time writer of travel, radio plays and magazine columns, he has also established himself as a fine writer for children. Who is the World For? (Walker Books) won a Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book Award and the teenage novels, Scabbit Isle and The Pack (both Random House Children’s Books) have been widely praised. An inspiring creative writing tutor, he was for three years Writer in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Praise for Tom Pow’s books 
‘This book is a love poem to the world – a declaration of love to the storied world, the light and the dark world, the gone world. . It has a rare and infectious freshness in its vision, a setting that is always a combination of joy and apprehensiveness… I found Landscapes and Legacies beautiful, grave and moving’ – Ali Smith
‘Compelling and beautifully written’ – Michael Morpurgo
‘A short classic’ – Literary Review