The author of RENDANG consults poems by Monica Youn, Meiling Jin, and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge to analyze how racial markers function in poetry.
Amy Gerstler’s Index of Women, forthcoming from Penguin Books on April 6, 2021.
The 2021 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference will be held online from February 18 to February 20. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as craft classes, discussions on publishing and the craft of writing, and readings. The faculty includes poets Sally Ball and Mahogany L. Browne, poet and fiction writer Jenny Irish, poet and nonfiction writer Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, and fiction writers Matt Bell, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Erika T. Wurth. The cost of the conference is $275. Financial aid is available.
Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, Arizona State University, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, P.O. Box 875002, Tempe, AZ 85287.
The 2021 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference will be held from June 6 to June 12 and from June 13 to June 19 at the Vineyard Arts Project (VAP) campus in downtown Edgartown on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The conference features weeklong seminars with daily workshops in poetry and fiction, as well as manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and readings. The faculty includes poets Amelia Martens, Adrian Matejka, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Britton Shurley, and Keith Taylor; and fiction writers Tia Clark, John T.
Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing Summer Writers’ Conference, 7 East Pasture Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535. (954) 242-2903. Alexander Weinstein, Director.
The 27th annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway will be held online from January 14 to January 18. The program, sponsored by Murphy Writing of Stockton University, offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one tutorials, featured readings, open mics, and a featured reading by poet Ross Gay. The faculty includes poets Dilruba Ahmed and Peter E. Murphy, fiction writers Joe Costal and Jade Jones, and creative nonfiction writers Emma Copley Eisenberg and Paul Lisicky.
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway, Murphy Writing of Stockton University, 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037. (609) 626-3594.
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.
Voices of the Wilderness Artist in Residence Program, P.O. Box 129, Girdwood, AK 99587. Barbara Lydon, Program Coordinator.
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.
Ucross Residency Program, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835. (307) 737-2291.
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.
Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, P.O. Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017. (518) 392-3103. Calliope Nicholas, Codirector.
Hambidge offers residencies of two weeks to two months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on 600 wooded acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia. The residency includes a private cottage with a bedroom, studio space, kitchen, and bathroom. The cost of the residency is $250 per week, which includes some meals. Scholarships are available.
Hambidge Creative Residency Program, P.O. Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. (706) 746-7324. Christine Jason, Operations Manager.
Good Contrivance Farm offers residencies of up to four weeks year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers on a Victorian farm in Reisterstown, Maryland, located 25 miles north of Baltimore. Residents are provided with private lodging in a renovated barn loft, which includes a library, bathroom, and full kitchen; or in the Hen House Cottage, which includes a full kitchen and bathroom. The cost of the residency in the farm’s barn loft is $95 for an overnight stay, $570 for a week, or $1,080 for two weeks.
Good Contrivance Farm Writer’s Retreat, 2015 Emory Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136. (443) 529-2939.