Our Residents

From 2002 we hosted only writers but, since we built our small studio workroom in 2019, we have also welcomed artists and musicians.


We aim to support women predominantly over the age of forty who have some form of need, usually peace and time. We also work to diversify these appointments with candidates coming from all parts of UK and Ireland, besides from USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Holland and those originally from the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Cyprus, the Basque Country, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Ukraine.

We recently ran the successful Open House project which offered a short period of residency alongside training and mentoring to 10 diverse women writers.


To extend our range of appointees, we have in the past collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Mercury Musical Developments. Currently, we collaborate with Coventry University Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Read more about our work with Coventry University below.

The joint Coventry University (Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities) and Hosking Houses Trust Fellow Residencies were inaugurated in 2018. They celebrate a shared cultural legacy and a mutual commitment to building vibrant and ambitious opportunities for women writers, artists and creative practitioners to develop their practice.

CAMC-CU-HHT Fellow-Residencies are awarded by annual competition to outstanding academic and creative projects with demonstrable, broader potential to shape new artistic, literary and cultural innovations and engage audiences, including beyond academia. This includes, disseminating and showcasing opportunities for an arts, literary and/or related creative project in the events programme for the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University, and to contribute to broader external creative arts institutions and communities.

For informal enquiries about CU-CAMC Fellow-Residencies, please contact Scheme Director: Professor Juliet Simpson, juliet.simpson@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University

Our 2023 residents 
This year we are pleased to welcome the following residents to Church Cottage.
December, 2022 – 27th January Audrey Osler, writer/scholar
8th – 22nd February Rosanna McGlone, writer
4th March – 7th April Teia Sanina, Ukrainian writer
15th April – 14th July ACE Project ‘Open House’
Ten writers selected by Writing West Midlands for a week’s residency each:
Valentina Alexander/ Leila Rasheed/ Amarjit Kaur/ Lorraine Mighty/ Jose Sunshine-Okoro/ Maeve Clark/ Abda Khan/ Nyla Nasser/ Lorna French/ Justina Hart
15th – 28th July Maggie Gee and Nick Rankin
29th July – 18th August Sarah Corbett, writer
21st August – 6th October Fiona McIntyre, artist/printmaker
7th October – 8th December Jo Cheetham, writer
9th – 22nd December Miranda Landgraf, writer