The Renaissance House Residency Program offered residencies of one to two weeks in July to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The residencies included workshops, lectures, and time to write. Visiting writers included fiction and nonfiction writer Jill Nelson; nonfiction writers Nancy Slonim Aronie, Cole Brown, Jessica B. Harris, and Susan Klein; and scholar Salem Mekuria. Poet and novelist Jacqueline Jones LaMon ran a special one-week residency for poets from September 10 to September 16. The cost of the residency, which included a private room, workshops, trips to nearby historical sites and museums, and breakfast and dinner, was $950 per week. Writers submitted an application with a work sample of any length written in the past four years. Applications were considered on a rolling basis; there was no application fee. Visit the website for the application form and more information.
Renaissance House Residency Program, Helene and Dorothy West Renaissance House Residency Program, Helene Johnson and Dorothy West Foundation for Artists in Need, 484 West 43rd Street, Suite 37E, New York, NY 10036. (917) 747-0367. Abigail McGrath, Contact.