Items Tagged With colonies and retreats

Showtime Adapts Jonathan Franzen’s Purity, Jane Austen’s Reality Stars, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.2.16

Yale students petition against “Major English Poets” course; life at an artist’s residency; poetry for LGBT Pride Month; and other news. 

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

by Mary Stewart Atwell

Special Section

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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Chautauqua Prize

Chautauqua Prize

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction published during the previous year. The winner also receives a weeklong, all-expenses-paid summer residency at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York. Authors, publishers, agents, or readers may submit eight copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2015 with a $75 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Dartmouth Poet-In-Residence Award

Dartmouth Poet-In-Residence Award

A prize of $2,000 and a six- to eight-week residency at the Frost Place, Robert Frost's former home in Franconia, New Hampshire, is given annually to a poet who has published at least one poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give readings at Dartmouth College and the Frost Place. Using the online submission system, submit five poems from the most recent book, a résumé, a short biography, a personal statement, and contact information for two references with a $28 entry fee by January 5, 2016. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gell Poetry Prize

Gell Poetry Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Big Pencil Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley, New York. Stephen Dunn will judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of 50 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition

A prize of $500 and letterpress publication by the Center for Book Arts is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner also receives an additional $500 to give a reading at the Center for Book Arts in New York City, and a weeklong residency at the Winter Shakers Program at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York. Sharon Dolin and Mary Ruefle will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 21 pages (or 450 lines) with a $25 entry fee by December 16. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.