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Cove Park Writing Residency

The Birkbeck Creative Writing Programme has a continuing partnership with Cove Park Writer and Artist Retreat in Scotland, and as part of this are offering a unique opportunity for Creative Writing MA alumni and current MA students.


In April 2014 selected writers will spend six days at Cove Park: three days of workshops with Birkbeck writing tutor Toby Litt and three days of retreat to develop your own writing. Each student will have his or her own private self-catering accommodation in grounds that overlook Loch Long in the southern Highlands.


To apply, please supply a short covering letter and creative writing sample of no more than 1000 words. Fiction or creative non-fiction only. Deadline for applications is March 14th 2014.


Address your application to: Toby Litt, Birkbeck, University of London, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPD


Or email it to


There are only six places available. The cost per person will be £500 for the week. The residency dates are Monday 14th – Saturday 19th April 2014.


To learn more about Cove Park visit their website at


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