Welcome to Rose Collis, the first Writer-in-Residence to be working at Coleridge Cottage in over one hundred years of National Trust care!
Rose brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a writer, performer and alternative historian as well as being a member of the Society of Authors and Equity. Her work covers many genres, including theatre, biography, journalism, short-fiction and radio. Stephen Hayes, National Trust Property Administrator, who along with the staff and volunteers at Coleridge Cottage, chose Rose for the role, is looking forward to an event packed 2015.
Rose and guest authors and poets will be organising events, masterclasses, workshops and talks at Coleridge Cottage, many of them offered free of charge, which will bring the stories of Coleridge’s time in the West Country, including spies, addiction and revolutionary poetry into the spotlight to a much wider audience. Later in the year there will be an Open Day for the public. Events are booking out fast so keep an eye on press and this site for details of the Writing Places programme, as well as keeping up to date with Rose’s posts about her experiences.