Imagine spending a few weeks in a tranquil setting with free (or low cost) room and board, unlimited time to write, and the chance to interact with other writers from all over the world. While this might sound too good to be true, it could become your reality at a writing residency. In this workshop, you’ll learn how residencies work, what they offer, how to apply, and how to increase your chance of receiving an acceptance. The presenters have attended six residencies between them, including some of the most recognized and celebrated in the country, and will share their residency experiences, insights, and tips.
Laura Maylene Walter’s debut novel, BODY OF STARS, is forthcoming from Dutton. Her writing has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, The Sun, The Master's Review, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. She has been a Yaddo Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and a writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution and Art Omi: Writers.
Lynda Montgomery’s creative writing has appeared in december magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Writers Reading podcast produced by the Cuyahoga County Public Library.