Residencies & Events


The Arctic Circle: Arts & Sciences expeditionary Residency

“The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program embarks on two expeditions for our 2019 program; the Summer Solstice Expedition and The Autumn Art & Science Expedition.

International artists, scientists, educators and innovators will live and work aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole.

The Arctic Circle program provides opportunity for artists and innovators to pursue their personal projects on board while exploring collaboration with the expedition’s fellow participants. Our vessel and home during our time in the remote Arctic, a traditionally rigged Barquentine, is equipped with workspace, common areas, and ample room for privacy and creativity.”

British Library, London, UK July 2019

British Library, London, UK July 2019

The British Library

Digital Conversations: Celebrating Ten Years of the New Media Writing Prize

“The New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) showcases exciting and inventive stories and poetry that integrate a variety of formats, platforms, and digital media. This international prize, now in its 10th year, encourages and promotes the best in new media writing, leading the way towards the future of the ‘written’ word and storytelling. “

Visit The British Library website for more details:

Scotland: March / April 2015

Scotland: March / April 2015

Writing Residency: Hawthornden Fellowship

The Hawthornden Castle Writing Residency was established in 1982 to provide a peaceful setting where published writers can work without disturbance. The Retreat houses five to six writers at a time, who are known as Hawthornden Fellows.

In March 2015, I lived for a month at the castle with five other novelists and poets.