Edith Wharton–Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program

Lenox, MA, United States
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The Edith Wharton–Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program offers one-week residencies during the month of March to nine emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts. The residents will be provided a $500 stipend; dedicated private work spaces at the Mount, a 1902 Georgian revival mansion; and lodging at a nearby hotel with private bedrooms and bathrooms. To apply for a residency in 2023, writers submitted a writing sample of up to 10 pages, a project proposal, and a one-page biography with a $25 application fee (waived for members of the Mount and Straw Dog Writers Guild, as well as those experiencing financial hardship) by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Accessibility accommodations include elevators in all multilevel spaces; accessible doorways, hallways, and parking; accessible work spaces, living spaces, and bathrooms; assistive listening devices; and ASL interpretation with advance request. Contact public programs director Patricia Pin at ppin@edithwharton.org or (413) 551-5110 for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Edith Wharton–Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program, The Mount, P.O. Box 974, Lenox, MA 01240. writersinresidence@edithwharton.org