2019 Charles Causley Trust Writers in Residence Scheme- Cornwall

The Charles Causley Trust is pleased to announce two more residency opportunities at Cyprus Well, in Launceston. The two 2019 residencies, each of 3 months duration, are for writers interested in literary links to Charles Causley and Cornwall, as part of their larger, two year project entitled Fuelling the Flame. The stipend for a 3 month residency at Cyprus Well, Launceston, is £2,500 in total.



Midnight on Monday 11th March.

Fuelling the Flame runs for two years from February 2018 and, in addition to the residencies programme, will support a wide range of events and activities to promote Causley’s legacy and engage with the local and wider community.


Entry requirements 

  • Residencies are open to applications from any writer living in the UK who is eligible to live and
    work in the UK for the period of their residency (shortlisted candidates should bring passports
    to interview for inspection).
  • Residents will live at Cyprus Well, Launceston, free of charge with utilities provided – there may
    be certain recharges for personal use of telephone and other costs, by negotiation.
  • Subject to discussion, there is an opportunity for the partner of a resident to also be in
    residence for all or part of the 3 month period.
  • It will not be necessary for a resident to stay at the house for every day over the 3 month
    period. Up to two weeks staying elsewhere will be acceptable – subject to discussion with the
  • Residents will have a small discretionary budget to spend on Causley-related activities and there
    will also be a modest travel expenses budget to enable residents to take part in activities
    outside of Launceston as appropriate.
  • Residents will be asked to deliver an agreed number of workshops (or equivalent) – designed to
    support participants interest in creative writing with at least one being for young people.
  • Residents will make sure that sufficient time is dedicated to the development of their own
    writing craft and evidence that their residency is leading to subsequent publication would be
    highly desirable.
  • The Trust believes it important, where beneficial, that residents take part in key festivals and
    other networks in Cornwall and the region – in discussion and agreement with the Trust.



Published on:
18 Feb 2019


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