The Charles Causley Trust is pleased to announce two more residency opportunities at Cyprus Well, in Launceston, Cornwall (the poet’s former home owned by the Trust). These residencies, co-funded by Literature Works, will follow in the footsteps of such writers/poets as Alyson Hallett, Isobel Galleymore, Karen Hayes, Cahal Dallat and our most recent 2018 WIR’s, David Devanny and Jen Hadfield.

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. This project is grant aided by Arts Council England with significant support from Cornwall Council, Launceston Town Council, and the University of Plymouth.

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.

Residency details in brief:
The residents will run and participate in a series of workshops and events programmed in discussion with the Trust, whilst retaining a significant proportion of their time for their own creative work. The residency work commitment will include a minimum of:
– 3 new artistic products generated by the residency (eg. poems)
– 2 public performances (readings)
– 8 participatory/education sessions (e.g. school/community workshops)
– 3 blogs to go on the Trust and Literature Works websites
There is scope to accommodate the partners of residents at Cyprus Well subject to discussion with the Trust. Please indicate if this is an option you would like to consider when you submit an application to them.

£2,500 in total, paid in monthly instalments with accommodation and utilities included.

Residency Periods:
1. Three months during the period 1st May to 31st August 2019 – or sooner if
desired and possible.
2. Three months during the period 10th September to 31st December 2019

Completed applications by email to:
or by post to The Charles Causley Trust, 2 Cyprus Well, Ridgegrove Hill, Launceston, Cornwall. PL15

Closing date: Midnight, Monday 11th March 2019.

Download the full information on the residencies here:

View the original post for this opportunity on the Charles Causley Trust’s website.