Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program

Voices of the Wilderness
Girdwood, AK, United States
Event Date: 
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2024
E-mail address: 

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer one- to two-week residencies from June through August to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to take part in stewardship projects in the wilderness of Alaska. Residents are paired with a wilderness ranger with whom they explore the national forests, parks, or refuges, while assisting with research, fieldwork, and other light ranger duties. Residents are provided with camping equipment and transportation to and from the field but are responsible for travel costs to and from Alaska. Residents are expected to donate one piece of creative work to the hosting federal agency and to give one public presentation, such as a reading or a workshop, that in some way connects a community to its public lands. Writers submitted six pages of poetry or prose, a résumé, a statement of purpose, and a project description by March 1. There is no application fee. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program, P.O. Box 129, Girdwood, AK 99587. Barbara Lydon, Program Coordinator.