Kate reflects on her own year as writer in residence at the University’s Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and what others have experienced.
About Kate Swindlehurst
After more than twenty years trying to fit writing into the spaces between work, family and travel, in 2007 I left teaching to write full-time. Since then I have achieved a Distinction in the MA in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University and won an Arts Council Escalator Literature Award for my forthcoming novel The Bridgehead. I have completed a short story collection, Hello Goodbye, and a work of creative non-fiction, Dancing with Kate. Also in a drawer somewhere, half of a crime novel set in Carlisle! A northerner by birth and habit, I have moved south and am currently writer in residence at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England.