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Caldera offers monthlong residencies from January to March to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Caldera Arts Center, located on 120 acres in the Central Cascades, 17 miles west of Sisters, Oregon. Caldera provides writers with a private cottage with a sleeping loft and kitchenette, and one community meal per week. There is no residency fee, but writers are responsible for their own transportation and meals. Participation in a public outreach activity, such as giving a reading or facilitating a workshop, is encouraged of each resident. Using the online submission system, submit 10 poems, a novel chapter, a short story, or an essay of up to 20 pages, a project description, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation with a $35 application fee by June 15. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Caldera, Artist in Residence Program, 31500 Blue Lake Drive, Sisters, OR 97759. (541) 610-9662. Elizabeth Quinn, Artist in Residence Manager.