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; or in the Hen House Cottage, which includes a full kitchen and bathroom. 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 in the farm’s barn loft is $95 for an overnight stay, $570 for a week, or $1,080 for two weeks. The cost of the residency at Hen House Cottage is $60 per night. 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.