Rensing Center

Pickens, SC, United States
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The Rensing Center offers residencies of three weeks to three months from March to August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in the Southern Appalachian foothills of Pickens, South Carolina. Residents are provided with lodging and work space in a private cabin, access to the center’s gardens and library, and access to nearby mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The cost of the residency is $150 per week, or $50 per week if the resident contributes eight hours of work per week toward improving the center. Transportation and meals are not included. For residencies beginning in March 2019, submit up to 20 pages of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, a résumé, a statement of intent, and contact information for one reference with a $20 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be received at least two months prior to the requested residency date. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Rensing Center, 1165 Mile Creek Road, Pickens, SC 29671.