Items Tagged With residencies

Turning the Soil: How a Year of Farmwork Yielded Poems

by Tess Taylor

The Literary Life

Posted 10.12.16

Tess Taylor

A poet reflects on how working as a farmhand in the Berkshires provided the foundation for her new book, Work & Days, an investigation of the rich and ancient intersection between the agricultural and literary callings.

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A Lifetime to Write: Warren Wilson and the Origins of the Low-Residency MFA

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Special Section

Posted 8.17.16

Jeremiah Chamberlin

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the country's oldest low-residency MFA program in creative writing, established by poet Ellen Bryant Voigt in 1976 at Goddard College before relocating to Warren Wilson College in 1981. Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin explores the program’s history and legendary faculty, and how it has served as a model for other low-residency programs across the country.

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A Residency of One’s Own: Navigating the Complicated Path to a Writers Retreat

by Melissa Scholes Young

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

With some help from Virginia Woolf, an author and Bread Loaf Camargo fellow discusses the complicated decision to leave her family for a month in order to attend a retreat in Cassis, France, and the necessity of finding one’s own space to create.

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Free Retreats, Fairs, and Festivals: Inspiring Getaways for Writers on a Budget

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 2.10.16

Staff

Whether it’s a daylong festival, a weekend conference, or a four-week residency, there are countless options for writers looking for a retreat. We rounded up more than eighty free conferences, residencies, and festivals across the country so that you can find the literary getaway that’s right for you—at little to no cost.

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Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Stockholm,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
12/15/2016

The Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at a furnished cottage in Stockholm, Sweden. The resident is provided with private lodging and a $1,000 stipend. Travel expenses and meals are not included. Using the online application system, submit 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae including a list of published work, and contact information for two references with a $25 application fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines. 

Contact Information: 

Baltic Writing Residency in Sweden, 831 Mulberry Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Adam Day and Michael Estes, Coordinators.

Bard Fiction Prize

Bard Fiction Prize
A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected to teach traditional courses. Submit three copies of a published book of fiction, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae by June 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program

Posted 9.21.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Ménerbes,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
02/15/2017

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are provided with travel expenses, private lodging, work space, and a grant based upon the length of stay. Fellows are asked to donate one piece of work created during their residency to the Dora Maar House, and to take part in one community event during their residency. Using the online application system, submit two work samples of up to 20 pages each, a curriculum vitae, a project description, a proposal for a community event, and two professional references with a $20 application fee by February 15. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, Dora Maar House, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265. (713) 639-7345.

Richard J. Margolis Award

Richard J. Margolis Award
A prize of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is given annually to an essayist or journalist whose work "combines warmth, humor, wisdom, and concern with social justice." Submit three copies of at least two writing samples totaling no more than 30 pages, a brief bio, and a project description by July 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.