Items Tagged With residencies

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

by Melissa Scholes Young

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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

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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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Cheryl Strayed’s Writers Camp: Connection and Community in Big Sur

by Mary Stewart Atwell

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Posted 2.10.16

Mary Stewart Atwell

A novelist recounts her experiences at Cheryl Strayed’s Writers Camp at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, where she learned the importance of recognizing authenticity in her writing and finding her tribe.

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Let Them Feed You: Practical Advice for First-Time Colonists

by Alexander Chee

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Posted 2.10.16

Alexander Chee

Novelist and seasoned colonist Alexander Chee shares valuable advice for writers embarking on their first writers retreat.

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Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Riga,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
12/15/2015

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia. The resident is provided with private lodging and a $1,000 stipend. Travel expenses are not included. Writers submitted up to 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 Latvia, 510 East Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205. Adam Day and Aleks Karlsons, 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: 
02/15/2015

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from July 1 to December 15 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 letters of recommendation (sent directly by the 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.