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The Atlantic Center for the Arts offers three-week residencies to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a 69-acre ecological preserve of pine forests and palmettos in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Residents are provided with studio space and technical support to write without interruption, aside from workshops and meetings with a Master Artist. The June 23 to July 13 residency with Richard Blanco was intended for poets focusing on their first book or chapbook. The residency fee was $900, which included lodging and meals. Financial aid was available. Using the online application system, applicants submitted five poems, a personal statement, and a curriculum vitae with a $25 application fee by March 23. Visit the website for more information.
Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386) 427-6975. Jim Frost, Codirector.