Con­fer­ences & Res­i­den­cies

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Re­treats—from To­dos Santos, Mex­ico, to Stock­holm, Swe­den.

Baltic Writ­ing Res­i­dency in Swe­den

The Baltic Writ­ing Res­i­dency in Swe­den of­fers a three- to four-week res­i­dency to a poet, fic­tion writer, or cre­ative non­fic­tion writer in Stock­holm, Swe­den. The res­i­dent is pro­vided with pri­vate lodg­ing in a furnished cot­tage and a $1,000 stipend. Travel ex­penses and meals are not in­cluded. Us­ing the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem, sub­mit 10 pages of po­etry or 20 pages of prose, a cur­ricu­lum vi­tae in­clud­ing a list of pub­lished work, and con­tact in­for­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences with a $25 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by De­cem­ber 15 for po­etry or by Jan­uary 15, 2019, for prose. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Baltic Writ­ing Res­i­dency in Swe­den, 831 Mul­berry Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Adam Day and Michael Estes, Co­or­di­na­tors. balti­cres­i­dency@gmail.com

www.balti­cres­i­dency.com

Bogliasco Foun­da­tion

The Bogliasco Foun­da­tion of­fers month­long res­i­den­cies from Jan­uary to May and from Septem­ber to De­cem­ber to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers in the coastal fish­ing village of Bogliasco, Italy, lo­cated seven miles south­east of Genoa. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with a pri­vate room, workspace, and meals, and are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in the Genoa In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Fes­ti­val and at­tend cul­tural events in Bogliasco and Genoa. There is no cost to at­tend the res­i­dency, but res­i­dents are re­spon­si­ble for their own travel ex­penses. Stu­dents en­rolled in a de­gree-grant­ing pro­gram at the time of ap­pli­ca­tion are in­el­i­gi­ble. For res­i­den­cies from Septem­ber 2019 to De­cem­ber 2019, us­ing the on­line sub­mis­sion sys­tem sub­mit three writ­ing sam­ples of any length pub­lished in the past five years, a cur­ricu­lum vi­tae, a project pro­posal, and three let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion with a $30 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Jan­uary 15, 2019. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Bogliasco Foun­da­tion, 1 East 53rd Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

(212) 486-0874. info@bfny.org

www.bfny.org

Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence

The Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence will be held from Jan­uary 18, 2019, to Jan­uary 21, 2019, at the Brandt House Es­tate in Green­field, Mas­sachusetts. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops of book­length po­etry manuscripts with po­ets and ed­i­tors. The fac­ulty in­cludes Joan Houli­han and Peter Covino. The cost of the con­fer­ence is $1,675. Us­ing the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem, sub­mit three to four poems and a brief bio. Ap­pli­ca­tions are ac­cepted on a rolling ba­sis. Visit the web­site for an ap­pli­ca­tion and com­plete guide­lines. Col­rain Po­etry Man­u­script Con­fer­ence, Con­cord Po­etry Cen­ter, 242 Parker Street, Ac­ton, MA 01720. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houli­han, Di­rec­tor. con­fer­ences@col­rain­po­etry.com

www.col­rain­po­etry.com

Emerg­ing Po­ets Fel­low­ship Pro­gram at Po­ets House

Po­ets House of­fers 10 fel­low­ships from March 2019 to June 2019 to emerg­ing po­ets liv­ing in New York City. Each fel­low re­ceives a $500 hon­o­rar­ium, a

$100 travel stipend, and ac­cess to weekly work­shops, men­tor­ing ses­sions, and craft dis­cus­sions with vis­it­ing po­ets, and other events at Po­ets House, lo­cated in lower Man­hat­tan’s Bat­tery Park City neigh­bor­hood. The fac­ulty in­cludes poet Anselm Ber­ri­gan. Fel­lows must par­tic­i­pate in one pub­lic read­ing. Po­ets en­rolled in a de­gree-grant­ing pro­gram are not el­i­gi­ble. Stipends for child­care and trans­porta­tion are avail­able. Sub­mit five to seven pages of po­etry, a ré­sumé, a per­sonal state­ment, and con­tact in­for­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences by De­cem­ber 1. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Emerg­ing Po­ets Fel­low­ship Pro­gram at Po­ets House, 10 River Ter­race, New York, NY 10282. (212) 431-7920. Paolo Javier, Pro­gram Di­rec­tor. paolo@po­et­shouse.org www.po­et­shouse.org/pro­grams-and-events /work­shops-classes-res­i­den­cies/emerg­ing-po­ets -res­i­dency

Good Con­trivance Farm Writer’s Re­treat

Good Con­trivance Farm of­fers res­i­den­cies of up to four weeks year-round to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers on a Vic­to­rian farm in Reis­ter­stown, Mary­land, lo­cated 25 miles north of Bal­ti­more. Res­i­dents are pro­vided with pri­vate lodg­ing in a

1,200-square-foot ren­o­vated barn loft, which in­cludes a li­brary, bath­room, and full kitchen. Trans­porta­tion and meals are not in­cluded. Res­i­dents are also in­vited to at­tend oc­ca­sional read­ings and work­shops held in the barn’s pro­gram­ming space. The cost of the res­i­dency is $90 for an overnight stay, $560 for a week, or $1,060 for two weeks. Ap­pli­ca­tions are ac­cepted on a rolling ba­sis. Sub­mit a writ­ing sam­ple of any length, a ré­sumé, and the re­quired ap­pli­ca­tion form with pre­ferred res­i­dency dates. Visit the web­site for the ap­pli­ca­tion form and more in­for­ma­tion. Good Con­trivance Farm Writer’s

Re­treat, 2015 Emory Road, Reis­ter­stown, Mary­land, 21136. (443) 529-2939.

farm­re­treat.org

Ken­tucky Book Fes­ti­val

The 2018 Ken­tucky Book Fes­ti­val, pre­sented by Ken­tucky Hu­man­i­ties, will be held from Novem­ber 12 to Novem­ber 17 at the All­tech Arena at the Ken­tucky Horse Park in Lex­ing­ton. The fes­ti­val, which pro­motes lit­er­acy and a love of read­ing in the com­mon­wealth, fea­tures panel dis­cus­sions, read­ings, and book sign­ings by more than 140 re­cently pub­lished au­thors. Par­tic­i­pat­ing au­thors in­clude po­ets Ge­orge Ella Lyon and Mau­reen More­head; fic­tion writ­ers Rita Mae Brown, Robert Gipe, Si­las House, Bob­bie Ann Ma­son, and Han­nah Pit­tard; and fic­tion and non­fic­tion writer Elaine Neil Orr. All events are free and open to the pub­lic. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Ken­tucky Book Fes­ti­val, Ken­tucky Hu­man­i­ties, 206 East Maxwell Street, Lex­ing­ton, KY 40508. (859) 257-5932. Brooke Raby, Manager.

ky­hu­man­i­ties.org/ken­tuck­y­book­fes­ti­val.html

Mi­ami Book Fair

The 35th an­nual Mi­ami Book Fair will be held from Novem­ber 11 to Novem­ber 18 at the Wolf­son Cam­pus of Mi­ami Dade College in down­town Mi­ami. The fes­ti­val fea­tures read­ings in English, Span­ish, French, and Haitian Cre­ole by more than 500 au­thors from around the world, as well as panel dis­cus­sions, per­for­mances, and spe­cial events and ac­tiv­i­ties. Par­tic­i­pat­ing au­thors in­clude po­ets Lind­say Ber­nal, Jos Charles,

Billy Collins, Do­minique Christina, Mark Eis­ner, Daniel Halpern, Bar­bara Hamby, Juan Felipe Her­rera, Jodie Hol­lan­der, J. Michael Martinez, Aimee Nezhuku­matathil, Bar­bara Nightin­gale, and Emily Jung­min Yoon; fic­tion writ­ers El­liot Ackerman, Robert Olen But­ler, In­grid Ro­jas Con­tr­eras, De­bra Dean, Teresa Do­val­page, An­dre Dubus III, Leif Enger, Amy Ephron, Charles Fra­zier, Robert Gool­rick, Steve Is­rael, Ta­yari Jones, Liane Mo­ri­arty, Ce­leste Ng,

Joyce Carol Oates, Michael On­daatje, Jamie Qu­a­tro, Cur­tis Sit­ten­feld, and Jac­que­line Wood­son; and non­fic­tion writ­ers Mo­hammed Al Sa­mawi, An­drea Bar­net, Tina Brown, David Grann,

Mona Hanna-At­tisha, Gil­bert King,

Jane Leavy, Daniel Men­del­sohn, Elaine Pagels, Peter Sa­gal, Stacy Schiff, So­nia So­tomayor, and Lawrence Wright. The cost of ad­mis­sion is $8 ($5 for se­niors and free for chil­dren un­der the age of 12); se­lect au­thor events are an ad­di­tional $15 each. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. Mi­ami Book Fair, Mi­ami Dade College, Wolf­son Cam­pus, 400 NE 2nd Av­enue, Mi­ami, Florida 33132. (305) 237-3258.

www.mi­ami­book­fair.com

North Carolina Writ­ers’ Net­work Fall Con­fer­ence

The 2018 North Carolina Writ­ers’ Net­work Fall Con­fer­ence will be held from Novem­ber 2 to Novem­ber 4 at the Hil­ton Uni­ver­sity Char­lotte in North Carolina. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops and mas­ter classes in po­etry, fic­tion, and cre­ative non­fic­tion, as well as lec­tures and panel dis­cus­sions on edit­ing, pub­lish­ing, and pitch­ing. The fac­ulty in­cludes po­ets Morri Creech, Julie Fun­der­burk, and Mau­reen Ryan Grif­fin; fic­tion writ­ers Bryn Chan­cel­lor and Su­san Rivers; and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers Ge­or­gann Eubanks, Judy Gold­man, and Cyn­thia Lewis. Fic­tion writer Ran­dall Ke­nan will de­liver the key­note. The cost for the full con­fer­ence is $260 (in­clud­ing meals) or $200 (not in­clud­ing meals) for NCWN mem­bers, and $375 (in­clud­ing meals) or $300 (not in­clud­ing meals) for non­mem­bers un­til Oc­to­ber 26. On­site reg­is­tra­tion is $450 for the full con­fer­ence, $350 for Satur­day-only at­ten­dance, and $250 for Sun­day-only at­ten­dance. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. North Carolina Writ­ers’ Net­work Fall Con­fer­ence, P.O. Box 21591, Win­stonSalem, NC 27120. (336) 293-8844. Ed South­ern, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. ed@ncwrit­ers.org

www.ncwrit­ers.org

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 four weeks dur­ing the month of Fe­bru­ary in Palm Springs, Cal­i­for­nia, to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers. The res­i­dency in­cludes classes, lec­tures, and time to write. Each res­i­dent is pro­vided with pri­vate lodg­ing, ac­cess to a pool and hot tub, some meals, and weekly ex­cur­sions to lo­cal des­ti­na­tions such as Joshua Tree Na­tional Park. The res­i­dency fee is $800 per week. Ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on a rolling ba­sis; there is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Re­nais­sance House also of­fers a month­long res­i­dency pro­gram in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, in March for po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers. The pro­gram fea­tures classes in Cuban cul­ture and his­tory, guest lec­tures, and time to write. Each res­i­dent is pro­vided with pri­vate lodg­ing, meals, and travel ex­penses from Mi­ami, Florida. The res­i­dency fee is $3,750. Ap­pli­ca­tions are con­sid­ered on a rolling ba­sis; reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site 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

Sal­ton­stall Arts Colony

The Con­stance Sal­ton­stall Foun­da­tion for the Arts of­fers two- and four-week res­i­den­cies from May to Septem­ber to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers at the Sal­ton­stall Arts Colony, lo­cated on 200 ru­ral acres near Ithaca, New York. The res­i­dency ac­com­mo­dates up to five writ­ers and artists at a time. Ap­pli­cants who are res­i­dents of New York State and at least 21 years old are el­i­gi­ble. Writ­ers are pro­vided with pri­vate lodg­ing, bath­room, and work space, a stipend of $200 to $750 (de­pend­ing on length of stay), vege­tar­ian din­ners, and gro­ceries. Us­ing the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem, sub­mit up to 15 pages of po­etry or up to 20 pages of prose, a ré­sumé, a writer’s state­ment, and con­tact in­for­ma­tion for two ref­er­ences by

Jan­uary 2, 2019. There is no ap­pli­ca­tion fee. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Sal­ton­stall Arts Colony, 435 El­lis Hol­low Creek Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

(607) 539-3146. Les­ley Wil­liamson, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. arts­colony@sal­ton­stall.org

www.sal­ton­stall.org

To­dos Santos Writ­ers Work­shop

The sixth an­nual To­dos Santos Writ­ers Work­shop will be held from Fe­bru­ary 2, 2019, to Fe­bru­ary 9, 2019, at Casa Drac­ula, a his­toric land­mark house in To­dos Santos, Mex­ico. The re­treat of­fers daily work­shops and sem­i­nars in po­etry, fic­tion, and cre­ative non­fic­tion, as well as fac­ulty read­ings and open mics. The fac­ulty in­cludes poet Christo­pher Mer­rill, fic­tion writ­ers Gor­don Chap­lin and Jonathan Pen­ner, and cre­ative non­fic­tion writer and editor Jeanne McCul­loch. The cost of the work­shop is $1,500; lodg­ing is is avail­able at nearby ho­tels for dis­counted rates. One-on-one men­tor­ing ses­sions are avail­able for an ad­di­tional $50 per hour. Us­ing the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem, sub­mit a reg­is­tra­tion form and a short writ­ing sam­ple by De­cem­ber 1. Reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. Visit the web­site for the re­quired reg­is­tra­tion form and more in­for­ma­tion. To­dos Santos Writ­ers Work­shop, 12 Calle Hor­i­zonte, To­dos Santos, B.C.S., Mex­ico 23301. Rex Weiner, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. to­doswrite@gmail.com

www.to­dos­san­toswrit­er­swork­shop.com

UCLA Extension Writ­ers Stu­dio

The Writ­ers Stu­dio, spon­sored by the UCLA Extension Writ­ers’ Pro­gram, will be held from Fe­bru­ary 7, 2019, to Fe­bru­ary 10, 2019, on the UCLA cam­pus in Los An­ge­les. The con­fer­ence fea­tures work­shops in fic­tion and cre­ative non­fic­tion. Work­shop in­struc­tors in­clude fic­tion writ­ers Jen­nifer Caloy­eras, Billy Mer­nit, Mark Sar­vas, and Steven Wolf­son; and non­fic­tion writ­ers An­to­nia Crane and Amy Fried­man. The cost of the con­fer­ence is $887 through Jan­uary 7, 2019, and $985 there­after. Reg­is­tra­tion is first come, first served. Visit the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion. UCLA Extension Writ­ers Stu­dio, 1010 West­wood Boule­vard, Los An­ge­les, CA 90024. (310) 825-9415. Nutschell Anne Wind­sor, Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor. writ­ers@uclaex­ten­sion.edu writ­ers.uclaex­ten­sion.edu/pro­grams-ser­vices /writ­ers-stu­dio

Yaddo

Yaddo of­fers res­i­den­cies of two to eight weeks from May through Fe­bru­ary to po­ets, fic­tion writ­ers, cre­ative non­fic­tion writ­ers, and trans­la­tors on a 400-acre es­tate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Writ­ers are pro­vided with a pri­vate bed­room, work space, and meals. Writ­ers who are not cur­rently en­rolled in full-time grad­u­ate or un­der­grad­u­ate pro­grams are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply ev­ery other cal­en­dar year. Us­ing the on­line ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem, sub­mit 10 poems (no longer than one page each) or ex­cerpts of a longer poem to­tal­ing no more than 10 pages, or up to 20 pages of prose (con­sist­ing of one or more sto­ries or es­says, or an ex­cerpt of a novel or work of non­fic­tion), one let­ter of rec­om­men­da­tion, and a ré­sumé with a $35 ap­pli­ca­tion fee by Jan­uary 1, 2019. Visit the web­site for com­plete guide­lines. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Union Av­enue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

(518) 584-0746. Christin Wil­liams, Pro­gram Manager. cwilliams@yaddo.org

yaddo.org

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