Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Program

Lenox, MA, United States
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Two-week residencies during the month of March are offered to two 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 at the Mount, a Georgian revival mansion built in 1902; and lodging at a nearby residence. 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 2020, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 1,500 words, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of purpose with a $25 application fee by August 31. 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.