Orion in the Wilderness

The Orion in the Wilderness retreat, cosponsored by the Omega Institute, was held from March 8 to March 14 at the American Museum of Natural History’s Southwestern Research Station in Cave Creek Canyon in Portal, Arizona, surrounded by the Chiricahua Mountains, known for their abundant bird life and hiking trails. The retreat included workshops, readings, lectures, manuscript consultations with faculty, presentations on local ecology and lore, and optional birding and hikes for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers.

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Orion in the Wilderness, Orion Magazine, 187 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.

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Portal
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AZ
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US

Brown Foundation Fellows Program

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offered residencies of one to three months from July 1 to November 30 to mid-career poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents were provided with travel expenses, private lodging, work space, and a $50 daily stipend. Using only the online application system, writers submitted two work samples of up to 20 pages each, a curriculum vitae, a project description, a proposal for a community event, and two letters of recommendation with a $20 application fee by February 15.

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Brown Foundation Fellows Program, Dora Maar House, Museum of Fine Arts, P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265. (713) 639-7345. 

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Ménerbes
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FR
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Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program

The U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offer residencies of one to two weeks 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.

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June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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yes
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Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program, P.O. Box 129, Girdwood, AK 99587. Barbara Lydon, Program Coordinator.

Barbara Lydon
Program Coordinator
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Wilderness areas
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AK
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US
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Millay Colony

The Millay Colony for the Arts offers two- and four-week residencies from May through October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Steepletop, the former estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay in Austerlitz, New York. Each residency includes a private room, studio, and meals. For residencies from August through October, using only the online application system submit up to 10 poems totaling no more than 15 pages or up to 20 pages of prose, along with a brief bio, a personal statement, and a $40 application fee by March 1. Visit the website for more information.

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June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, P.O. Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017. (518) 392-3103. Calliope Nicholas, Codirector.

Calliope Nicholas
Residency Director
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Austerlitz
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NY
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12017
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US
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Ucross Residency Program

Ucross offers two- to six-week residencies from March through early June and from August through early December to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a working ranch in Ucross, Wyoming, located 27 miles southeast of Sheridan. Residents are provided with lodging, private studio space, and meals. For residencies from August through early December, using only the online application system submit 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a project description, and two letters of recommendation sent directly to Ucross with a $40 application fee by March 1.

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RESIDENCY
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June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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no
Contact Information: 

Ucross Residency Program, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. (307) 737-2291.

Contact City: 
Ucross
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WY
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
82835
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US

North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference

The 2020 North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference was held online from November 10 to November 14. The conference featured classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as conversations and panel discussions on the craft and business of writing. The faculty included poet Allison Adelle Hedge Coke; fiction writers Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Therese Anne Fowler, Matt Gallagher, Leah Hampton, and Art Taylor; and creative nonfiction writer Tracy Crow.

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CONFERENCE
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June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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Contact Information: 

North Carolina Writers’ Network Writingest State Conference, P.O. Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120. 
(336) 293-8844. Ed Southern, Executive Director.

Ed Southern
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Online
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
28480

The Cabins

The Cabins retreat was held from June 18 to June 22 in cabins on Tobey Pond in the Great Mountain Forest near Norfolk, Connecticut. The retreat offered collaborative, interdisciplinary presentations and group exercises led by and for attendees, including poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and translators. Each participant was expected to lead an hour-long master class. The cost of the retreat ranged from $350 to $525 depending on lodging, and included some meals. Scholarships were available.

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June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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Contact Information: 

The Cabins, 19 Village Green, Norfolk, CT 06058. Courtney Maum, Executive Director.

Courtney Maum
Executive Director
Contact City: 
Norfolk
Contact State: 
CT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
06058
Country: 
US

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) offers residencies of two weeks to two months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at Mt. San Angelo in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents are provided with private lodging, work space, and meals, as well as access to the facilities of nearby Sweet Briar College. The residency fee is $150 per day; fellowships and need-based financial aid are available.

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RESIDENCY
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Event Date: 
June 15, 2021
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June 15, 2021
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no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 154 San Angelo Drive, Amherst, VA 24521. (434) 946-7236. 

Contact City: 
Amherst
Contact State: 
VA
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
24521
Country: 
US

Deadline Approaches for Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing

The Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing is accepting submissions. Established in 2016 to recognize and celebrate the talent of immigrant writers, the prize is awarded in alternating years for a debut book of fiction or nonfiction by a first-generation writer. The winning writer will receive $10,000 and publication by Restless Books. The 2021 award will be given in nonfiction.

Using only the online submission system, submit a complete manuscript or a sample of at least 25,000 words and a proposal by March 31. Writers who have not previously published a book of nonfiction in English are eligible. Writers Francisco Cantú and Shuchi Saraswat and Restless Books publisher Ian Stavans will judge. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

“At a time in which politicians and the media reduce immigrants to mere ciphers,” Stavans told Poets & Writers Magazine in a 2020 article about the prize, “the objective was clear-cut: to do what literature does best . . . by allowing emerging immigrant writers from anywhere and everywhere to tell their own stories.”

 

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