Con­fer­ences & Res­i­den­cies

PO­ETS & WRIT­ERS MAG­A­ZINE AN­NOUNCES ap­pli­ca­tion in­for­ma­tion for writ­ers con­fer­ences, lit­er­ary fes­ti­vals, res­i­den­cies, and colonies of in­ter­est to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers. Ap­pli­ca­tions for the fol­low­ing events are due shortly

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Re­treats—from Mont­pe­lier, Ver­mont, to Kingston, Wash­ing­ton.

Cape Cod Writ­ers Cen­ter Con­fer­ence

The 56th an­nual Cape Cod Writ­ers Cen­ter Con­fer­ence will be held from Au­gust 2 to Au­gust 5 at the Re­sort and Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Hyan­nis, Mas­sachusetts. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops and craft classes in po­etry, fic­tion, and cre­ative nonfiction, as well as men­tor­ing ses­sions with agents. Fic­tion writer Hank Phillippi Ryan will de­liver the key­note. The fac­ulty in­cludes poet David Surette, fic­tion writer C. E. Lawrence, and nonfiction writer Ju­dah Le­blang. Par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lish­ing pro­fes­sion­als in­clude agents Noah Bal­lard (Cur­tis Brown, Ltd.), Eric My­ers (My­ers Lit­er­ary Man­age­ment), Mon­ica Odom (Liza Daw­son As­so­ci­ates), and Monika Woods (Cur­tis Brown, Ltd.); and edi­tor Diane O’Con­nell (Write to Sell Your Book). Tu­ition is $150 for a three-ses­sion course, $120 for a two-ses­sion course, or $70 for a sin­gle work­shop. Man­u­script con­sul­ta­tions are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $150; query con­sul­ta­tions with agents are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $25. Gen­eral reg­is­tra­tion is $75 (free for Cape Cod Writ­ers Cen­ter mem­bers). Lodg­ing is avail­able at the con­fer­ence ho­tel for a dis­counted rate. The reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is July 20. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Cape Cod Writ­ers Cen­ter Con­fer­ence, P.O. Box 408, Oster­ville, MA 02655. (508) 420-0200. writ­ers@capecod­writ­er­scen­ter.org

www.capecod­writ­er­scen­ter.org

Cata­ma­ran Writ­ing Con­fer­ence

The 2018 Cata­ma­ran Writ­ing Con­fer­ence will be held from Au­gust 5 to Au­gust 9 at the Robert Louis Steven­son School in Peb­ble Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops, craft talks, and daily ex­cur­sions for po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers. The fac­ulty in­cludes poet Joseph Mil­lar, fic­tion writer El­iz­a­beth McKen­zie, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers Pam Hous­ton and Joan Rose Staffen. The cost of the con­fer­ence, which in­cludes tu­ition, shared lodg­ing on cam­pus, and most meals, is $1,350; com­muter tu­ition, which in­cludes most meals, is $950. Submit five po­ems to­tal­ing no more than 10 pages, or up to 10 pages of prose by July 15. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Work­shops are lim­ited to twelve par­tic­i­pants each. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Cata­ma­ran Writ­ing Con­fer­ence,

Cata­ma­ran Lit­er­ary Reader, 1050 River Street, Stu­dio 118, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. edi­tor@cata­ma­ran­lit­er­aryreader.com

cata­ma­ran­lit­er­aryreader.com/con­fer­ence-2018

Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence

The Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence will be held from July 20 to July 23 at the Brandt House Es­tate in Green­field, Mas­sachusetts, and from Oc­to­ber 5 to Oc­to­ber 8 at the Barred Owl Re­treat in Le­ices­ter, Mas­sachusetts. The con­fer­ence fea­tures eval­u­a­tion and dis­cus­sion of book-length and chap­book-length po­etry manuscripts with po­ets, ed­i­tors, and pub­lish­ers. The fac­ulty for the July ses­sion in­cludes poet Joan Houli­han and edi­tor Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books). The fac­ulty for the Oc­to­ber con­fer­ence in­cludes po­ets Joan Houli­han and Ellen Wat­son and edi­tor Rusty Mor­ri­son (Om­nidawn Pub­lish­ing). The cost of the July ses­sion, which in­cludes lodg­ing and meals, is $1,675. The cost of the Oc­to­ber ses­sion, which in­cludes lodg­ing and meals, is $1,425. Us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem, submit three to four po­ems and a brief bi­og­ra­phy. Ap­pli­ca­tions are accepted on a rolling ba­sis. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence, Con­cord Po­etry Cen­ter, 40 Stow Street, Con­cord, MA 01742. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houli­han, Di­rec­tor. con­fer­ences@col­rain­po­etry.com

www.col­rain­po­etry.com

Edith Whar­ton Writer-in­Res­i­dence Pro­gram

Two- and three-week res­i­den­cies dur­ing the month of March are of­fered to three women po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, or cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers at the Mount, Edith Whar­ton’s for­mer home in Lenox, Mas­sachusetts. The res­i­dents will be pro­vided with a $1,000 stipend, work space, and lodg­ing at the Mount, a Georgian re­vival man­sion built in 1902. Res­i­dents are ex­pected to be avail­able for lo­cal me­dia re­quests and will par­tic­i­pate in a pub­lic panel dis­cus­sion with fel­low res­i­dents dur­ing their stay. To ap­ply for a res­i­dency in 2019, submit a writ­ing sam­ple of up to 1,500 words, a cur­ricu­lum vi­tae,

and a state­ment of pur­pose by Au­gust 31. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Edith Whar­ton Writer-in-Res­i­dence Pro­gram, the Mount, P.O. Box 974, Lenox, MA 01240. info@edith­whar­ton.org www.edith­whar­ton.org/visit/the-edith-whar­ton -writer-in-res­i­dence-pro­gram

Ham­bidge Cre­ative Res­i­dency Pro­gram

Ham­bidge of­fers res­i­den­cies of two weeks to two months to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Moun­tains of north­ern Ge­or­gia. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with a pri­vate cot­tage that in­cludes a bed­room, stu­dio space, kitchen, and bath­room. The cost of the res­i­dency is $250 per week, which in­cludes some meals. Sev­eral schol­ar­ships are avail­able. For res­i­den­cies from midFe­bru­ary 2019 through April 2019, us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem submit six to eight po­ems or up to 15 pages of prose, a 300-word bi­og­ra­phy, a one-page project de­scrip­tion, and a ré­sumé with a $30 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Septem­ber 15. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Ham­bidge Cre­ative Res­i­dency Pro­gram, P.O. Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. (706) 746-7324. Christine Ja­son, Op­er­a­tions Man­ager. cen­ter@ham­bidge.org

www.ham­bidge.org

Jen­tel Artist Res­i­dency Pro­gram

The Jen­tel Artist Res­i­dency Pro­gram of­fers four-week res­i­den­cies from midJan­uary to mid-May to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers on a cat­tle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Val­ley, 20 miles east of Sheri­dan, Wy­oming. Each res­i­dency in­cludes a pri­vate room, sep­a­rate work space, ac­cess to a com­mon liv­ing area, and a $400 stipend. Res­i­dents are re­spon­si­ble for their own food and travel. U.S. cit­i­zens or in­ter­na­tional writ­ers cur­rently re­sid­ing in the United States who are over 25 years old and not cur­rently en­rolled as stu­dents are el­i­gi­ble. For res­i­den­cies from Jan­uary 15, 2019, to May 13, 2019, us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem submit up to 10 pages of po­etry or up to 20 pages of prose and con­tact in­for­ma­tion for three ref­er­ences with a $23 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Septem­ber 15. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Jen­tel Artist Res­i­dency Pro­gram, 130 Lower Piney Creek Road, Ban­ner, WY 82832. (307) 737-2311. Mary Jane Ed­wards, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. jen­tel@jen­te­larts.org

www.jen­te­larts.org

Ken­tucky Women Writ­ers Con­fer­ence

The 40th an­nual Ken­tucky Women Writ­ers Con­fer­ence will be held on Septem­ber 13 to Septem­ber 16 at the Carnegie Cen­ter in Lex­ing­ton. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops and craft talks in po­etry, fic­tion, and cre­ative nonfiction. The fac­ulty in­cludes po­ets Gabrielle Calvo­coressi, Tarfia Faizul­lah, and Sarah McCartt-Jack­son; fic­tion writ­ers Mary Gait­skill, Deirdra McAfee, Bet­tyJoyce Nash, Leesa Cross-Smith, and Sherry Thomas; nonfiction writ­ers Erin Chan­dler, An­gela Palm, and Joni Te­vis; and pub­lish­ing con­sul­tant Jane Fried­man. The cost of the con­fer­ence is $125; the cost for stu­dents is $30. Work­shops are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $75. Man­u­script con­sul­ta­tions with a lit­er­ary agent are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $45.

Work­shop space is lim­ited; reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Ken­tucky Women Writ­ers Con­fer­ence, Univer­sity of Ken­tucky, 232 East Maxwell Street, Lex­ing­ton, KY 40506.

(859) 257-2874. Julie Wrinn, Di­rec­tor. ken­tuck­y­wom­en­writ­ers@gmail.com

www.ken­tuck­y­wom­en­writ­ers.org

Kim­mel Hard­ing Nel­son Cen­ter for the Arts

Kim­mel Hard­ing Nel­son Cen­ter for the Arts, lo­cated in the Mis­souri River town of Ne­braska City, Ne­braska, of­fers res­i­den­cies of two to eight weeks year-round to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with hous­ing, stu­dio space, and a $100 weekly stipend. For res­i­den­cies from Jan­uary 7, 2019, to June 14, 2019, us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem submit up to 10 po­ems to­tal­ing no more than 30 pages, two sto­ries or novel chap­ters to­tal­ing no more than 7,500 words, or two es­says or chap­ters of a work of cre­ative nonfiction to­tal­ing no more than 7,500 words, along with a state­ment of pur­pose, con­tact in­for­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences, and a ré­sumé with a $35 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Septem­ber 1. The ap­pli­ca­tion dead­line for res­i­den­cies in the sec­ond half of the year is March 1, 2019. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Kim­mel Hard­ing Nel­son Cen­ter for the Arts, 801 Third Corso, Ne­braska City, NE 68410. (402) 874-9600. info@khn­cen­ter­fort­hearts.org

www.khn­cen­ter­fort­hearts.org

May­born Lit­er­ary Nonfiction Con­fer­ence

The 2018 May­born Lit­er­ary Nonfiction Con­fer­ence will be held from July 20 to July 22 at the Hil­ton Dal­las/Fort Worth Lakes Ex­ec­u­tive Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Grapevine, Texas. The con­fer­ence, whose theme this year is “Are You Not En­ter­tained? Real Peo­ple. Real Sto­ries. Real Sto­ry­telling,” fea­tures work­shops in cre­ative nonfiction as well as panel dis­cus­sions, lec­tures, read­ings, and pitch ses­sions with agents. Par­tic­i­pat­ing nonfiction writ­ers in­clude Christo­pher Gof­fard, Diana B. Hen­riques, and Lindy West. Par­tic­i­pat­ing agents in­clude Far­ley Chase (Chase Lit­er­ary), Jim Dono­van (Jim Dono­van Lit­er­ary), Jim Horn­fis­cher (Horn­fis­cher Lit­er­ary), David R. Pat­ter­son (Stu­art Krichevsky Lit­er­ary), and BJ Rob­bins (BJ Rob­bins Lit­er­ary). Tu­ition, which in­cludes meals, is $425. Pitch ses­sions with agents are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $50. Lodg­ing at the con­fer­ence ho­tel is avail­able for $118 per night. Reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. May­born Lit­er­ary Nonfiction Con­fer­ence, Univer­sity of North Texas, May­born School of Jour­nal­ism, 1155 Union Cir­cle, #311460, Gen­eral Aca­demic Build­ing, Den­ton, TX 76203.

www.the­may­born.com

Po­ets on the Coast: A Week­end Re­treat for Women

The eighth an­nual Po­ets on the Coast week­end writ­ing re­treat for women po­ets will be held from Septem­ber 7 to Septem­ber 9 at the Coun­try Inn in the his­toric river town of La Con­ner, Wash­ing­ton. The re­treat in­cludes a po­etry work­shop, craft classes, one-onone men­tor­ing with fac­ulty, and yoga. The fac­ulty in­cludes po­ets Kelli Rus­sell Agodon, Clau­dia Cas­tro Luna, and Su­san Rich. Tu­ition, which does not in­clude lodg­ing or meals, is $419. Lodg­ing is avail­able at the con­fer­ence ho­tel for $119 to $199 per night. A lim­ited num­ber of schol­ar­ships are avail­able. The reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is July 31. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Po­ets on the Coast: A Week­end Re­treat for Women, c/o Kelli Rus­sell Agodon and Su­san Rich, P.O. Box 1524, Kingston, WA 98346. po­et­son­the­coast@gmail.com

po­et­son­the­coast.wee­bly.com

Re­nais­sance House Res­i­dency Pro­gram

The Re­nais­sance House Res­i­dency Pro­gram, spon­sored by the He­lene and Dorothy West Foun­da­tion for Artists in Need, of­fers res­i­den­cies of one to two weeks from July to Septem­ber to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers in the Catskill Moun­tains of Na­panoch, New York, and Martha’s Vine­yard, Mas­sachusetts. The res­i­den­cies in­clude work­shops, lec­tures, and time to write. Par­tic­i­pat­ing writ­ers in­clude poet Afaa Michael Weaver, fic­tion writer El­iz­a­beth Bene­dict, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers Wick­ham Boyle and Jill Nel­son. The res­i­dency fee is $950 per week, which in­cludes work­shops and all meals. Submit an ap­pli­ca­tion with a work sam­ple of any length. Ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on a rolling ba­sis; there is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Send an SASE or e-mail for more in­for­ma­tion. Re­nais­sance House Res­i­dency Pro­gram, He­lene and Dorothy West Foun­da­tion for Artists in Need, 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 37E, New York, NY 10036.

(917) 747-0367. Abi­gail Mc­Grath, Con­tact. re­nais­sancehse@aol.com

re­nais­sance-house-har­lem.com

Ridge­field Writ­ers Con­fer­ence

The sixth an­nual Ridge­field Writ­ers Con­fer­ence will be held on Septem­ber 21 at the Ridge­field Li­brary in Ridge­field, Con­necti­cut. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops in fic­tion and cre­ative nonfiction, pan­els, au­thor read­ings, op­por­tu­ni­ties to query agents, and a wine and cheese re­cep­tion. The fac­ulty in­cludes fic­tion writer Chris Belden and cre­ative nonfiction writer Sonya Hu­ber. Fic­tion writer Rachel Basch will de­liver the key­note. Par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lish­ing pro­fes­sion­als in­clude agent Mar­i­lyn Allen (Allen O’Shea Lit­er­ary) and ed­i­tors Adele An­nesi (Word for Words), Colin Hosten (Dis­ney Pub­li­ca­tions), and Ta­mar Mays (HarperCollins). The cost of the con­fer­ence is $25. Ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on a rolling ba­sis. Work­shop space is lim­ited. Visit the web­site for the re­quired ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Ridge­field Writ­ers Con­fer­ence, Word for Words, LLC, 12 Ab­bott Av­enue, Ridge­field, CT, 06877. (203) 894-1908.

ridge­field­writ­er­scon­fer­ence.blogspot.com

Slice Lit­er­ary Writ­ers Con­fer­ence

The 2018 Slice Lit­er­ary Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence will be held from Septem­ber 8 to Septem­ber 9 at St. Fran­cis Col­lege in down­town Brook­lyn, New York. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops, pan­els, and one-on-one agent meet­ings for fic­tion and nonfiction writ­ers. Par­tic­i­pat­ing au­thors in­clude fic­tion writ­ers Pa­tri­cia Park and Ted Thomp­son and nonfiction writ­ers Alexan­der Chee and Porochista Khakpour. Par­tic­i­pat­ing pub­lish­ing pro­fes­sion­als in­clude agents Sarah Bowlin (Ae­vi­tas Cre­ative Man­age­ment), Michelle Brower (Ae­vi­tas Cre­ative Man­age­ment), Linda Ca­ma­cho (Gallt & Zacker Lit­er­ary Agency), Reiko Davis (DeFiore & Com­pany), Stephanie Del­man (Green­burger As­so­ci­ates), Cherise Fisher (Wendy Sher­man As­so­ci­ates), Erin Har­ris (Fo­lio

Lit­er­ary Man­age­ment), An­nie Hwang (Fo­lio Lit­er­ary Man­age­ment), Jac­que­line Ko (Wylie Agency), Sarah LaPolla (Brad­ford Lit­er­ary Agency), Kate McKean (Howard Morhaim Lit­er­ary Agency), Aye­sha Pande (Aye­sha Pande Lit­er­ary), An­jali Singh (Aye­sha Pande Lit­er­ary), DongWon Song (Howard Morhaim Lit­er­ary Agency), Saba Su­laiman (Tal­cott Notch Lit­er­ary), and Kent D. Wolf (Friedrich Agency). The cost of the con­fer­ence is $350 for both days or $250 for one day; stu­dents re­ceive a $50 dis­count. Agent meet­ings are an ad­di­tional $100 to $200; work­shops are $50. Us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem, submit an ap­pli­ca­tion form and a writ­ing sam­ple of 250 to 500 words. Ad­mis­sions are made on a rolling ba­sis. Visit the web­site for the re­quired ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Slice Lit­er­ary Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence, P.O. Box 659, Vil­lage Sta­tion, New York, NY 10014. info@slicemagazine.org

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Ver­mont Col­lege of Fine Arts Post­grad­u­ate Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence

The 23rd an­nual Post­grad­u­ate Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence will be held from Au­gust 13 to Au­gust 19 on the Ver­mont Col­lege of Fine Arts cam­pus in Mont­pe­lier. The con­fer­ence, de­signed for writ­ers with grad­u­ate de­grees or equiv­a­lent experience, fea­tures work­shops in po­etry, fic­tion, and cre­ative nonfiction, as well as read­ings, craft classes, and in­di­vid­ual con­sul­ta­tions with fac­ulty mem­bers. Each work­shop is lim­ited to five or six par­tic­i­pants. The fac­ulty in­cludes po­ets Matthew Dick­man, Kath­leen Graber, Ja­maal May, Pa­tri­cia Smith, and David Wo­jahn; fic­tion writ­ers Steve Al­mond, An­dre Dubus III, Ellen Lesser, Lee Martin, and Ana Menén­dez; and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers Richard McCann, Kyoko Mori, Sue Wil­liam Sil­ver­man, and An­thony Swof­ford. Tu­ition is $995 for all work­shops ex­cept for the po­etry man­u­script work­shop, which is $1,175. The cost for on-cam­pus hous­ing is $370 for a sin­gle room or $200 for a shared room. The full con­fer­ence meal plan is $215. Schol­ar­ships are avail­able; submit a five-page writ­ing sam­ple and a let­ter ex­plain­ing need. Ap­pli­ca­tions are accepted on a rolling ba­sis. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Ver­mont Col­lege of Fine Arts Post­grad­u­ate Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence, 36 Col­lege Street, Mont­pe­lier, VT 05602. Ellen Lesser, Di­rec­tor. pg­con­fer­ence@vcfa.edu

www.vcfa.edu/writ­ing/pwc

Wil­lapa Bay AiR

Wil­lapa Bay AiR of­fers month­long res­i­den­cies from March through Septem­ber to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers on 16 wooded acres near Oys­ter­ville, Wash­ing­ton, 30 miles north of the Columbia River. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with a pri­vate cot­tage with liv­ing and work space, bath, kitchen, and all meals. Us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem, submit up to 10 pages of po­etry or up to 20 pages of prose with a $30 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by July 31. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Wil­lapa Bay AiR, P.O. Box 209, 32101 Dou­glas Drive, Oys­ter­ville, WA 98641. (360) 665-6782. info@willa­pabayair.org

www.willa­pabayair.org

Writ­ing the Rock­ies Con­fer­ence

The 2018 Writ­ing the Rock­ies Con­fer­ence will be held from July 18 to July 22 on the Western State Colorado Univer­sity cam­pus in Gun­ni­son, Colorado. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops in po­etry, fic­tion, cre­ative nonfiction, and pub­lish­ing, as well as lec­tures, man­u­script con­sul­ta­tions, panel dis­cus­sions, and read­ings. The fac­ulty in­cludes po­ets

Ned Balbo, Emily Grosholz, Julie Kane, David J. Roth­man, Jane Sat­ter­field, Jan Schreiber, Robert B. Shaw, D. H. Tracy, Fred­er­ick Turner, and James Matthew Wil­son; fic­tion writ­ers Can­dace Nadon, Michaela Roess­ner, Heather Sap­pen­field, and Rick Wil­ber; and nonfiction writ­ers Paige Blanken­buehler, Brian Calvert, Karen Haus­do­erf­fer, Kase John­stun, and Pa­trick Pex­ton. Par­tic­i­pat­ing ed­i­tors in­clude Kevin J. An­der­son (Kevin An­der­son & As­so­ci­ates), Dar­rin Pratt (Univer­sity Press of Colorado), Su­san De­laney Spear (Think), and Mark Todd (Western Press Books). The cost of the con­fer­ence is $300 un­til July 1 and $350 there­after. An op­tional three-day work­shop or crit­i­cal sem­i­nar is avail­able for an ad­di­tional $200; man­u­script con­sul­ta­tions are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $150. On-cam­pus meal plans are avail­able for $125. Pri­vate lodg­ing in cam­pus dor­mi­to­ries is avail­able for $300 for four nights and $350 for five nights; lodg­ing is also avail­able at area ho­tels, cab­ins, and inns. Reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Writ­ing the Rock­ies Con­fer­ence, Western State Colorado Univer­sity, 600 North Adams Street, Tay­lor Hall 222B, Gun­ni­son, CO 81231. (970) 943-2058. David J. Roth­man, Con­fer­ence Di­rec­tor. droth­man@western.edu www.western.edu/writ­ing-rock­ies-an­nual -con­fer­ence

Yaddo

Yaddo of­fers res­i­den­cies of two to eight weeks from Novem­ber through May to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative nonfiction writ­ers on a 400-acre es­tate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with a pri­vate bed­room, work space, and meals. Writ­ers who are not cur­rently en­rolled in un­der­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate pro­grams are el­i­gi­ble. Us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem, submit up to 10 short po­ems or an ex­cerpt of a longer poem of up to 10 pages, or up to 20 pages of prose, along with a ré­sumé, con­tact in­for­ma­tion for one ref­er­ence, and a $30 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Au­gust 1. The dead­line for res­i­den­cies from May 2019 through Fe­bru­ary 2020 is Jan­uary 1. Lim­ited fi­nan­cial aid is avail­able. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. (518) 584-0746. Christin Wil­liams, Pro­gram Man­ager. cwilliams@yaddo.org www.yaddo.org

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