Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program

Lenox, MA, United States
Application Deadline: 
August 31, 2018
E-mail address: 

Two- and three-week residencies during the month of March are offered to three women poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided with a $1,000 stipend, work space, and lodging at the Mount, a Georgian revival mansion built in 1902. Residents are expected to be available for local media requests and will participate in a public panel discussion with fellow residents during their stay. To apply for a residency in 2019, submit a writing sample of up to 1,500 words, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of purpose by August 31. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Information

Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program, The Mount, P.O. Box 974, Lenox, MA 01240.

Photo: 2015 writer-in-residence Natalie Dykstra in Edith Wharton's library. Credit: John Stanmeyer.