The Rockvale Writers’ Colony offers residencies of one to three days and residencies of one to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators on a rural 65-acre estate in College Grove, Tennessee, 35 miles south of Nashville. The colony hosts up to nine writers at a time. Residents are provided with a private bedroom and bathroom and have access to common spaces, including a library, reading room, kitchen, swimming pool, and tennis court. The cost of the residency is $350 per week or $100 a night for a residency of one to three days. There is no application process for the one- to three-day residencies. To apply for a residency of at least a week, using the online submission system submit a writing sample of 5 to 8 pages, a writer’s statement, a project description, preferred residency dates, and a $35 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Rockvale Writers’ Colony, 6994 Giles Hill Road, College Grove, TN 37046. Sandy Coomer, Founder.