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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 is intended for poets focusing on their first book or chapbook. The residency fee is $900, which includes lodging and meals. Financial aid is available. Using the online application system, submit five poems, a personal statement, and a curriculum vitae with a $25 application fee by March 23. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency Program, 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386) 427-6975. Jim Frost, Codirector.