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 is the author of the novel Body of Stars (Dutton, 2021) and the short story collection Living Arrangements (BkMk Press, 2011). Laura’s writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, Kenyon Review, Slate, The Sun, and many others. Laura is a founding editor of Literary Cleveland’s Gordon Square Review and is the Ohio Center for the Book Fellow at Cleveland Public Library, where she hosts Page Count, a literary podcast.
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.