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 writing has appeared in the Poets & Writers, Kenyon Review, the Sun, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. Her short story collection, Living Arrangements (BkMk Press), won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize. Laura works for Cleveland Public Library, is editor-in-chief of Gordon Square Review, and blogs for the Kenyon Review.
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.