Residencies of three and four weeks are offered year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island, Washington. The residency is designed for writers whose work engages with nature. The reserve accommodates one resident at a time. Residents are provided with private lodging in a home on the reserve with a private bath and full kitchen, and unlimited access to its 150-acre public gardens and forest. There is no cost to attend the residency; Residents are responsible for their own meals and travel expenses. Residents are asked to give a workshop, lecture, reading, or another form of community outreach at least once during their stay. For residencies beginning in January 2018, submit up to 20 pages of poetry or prose, a résumé, a project description, and a description of a proposed community outreach component with a $25 entry fee by October 16. Special consideration is given to applicants whose work explores the connection between people and nature. Visit the website for more information.
Bloedel Reserve, 7571 Northeast Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Laura Counsel, Special Programs Manager.