Colby College

2023 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence

Colby College’s Creative Writing Program is accepting applications for the 2023 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residence.

The Jahrling Forese residency is a semester-long opportunity for a writer at any stage of their career to work on a new project while contributing to Colby’s thriving literary community. The Program is looking for a screenwriter for spring 2023. Duties include teaching one class designed by the resident in consultation with Program faculty, giving one public presentation, scheduling office hours, working with selected students one-on-one, and interacting with the broader Waterville community. In addition to a generous honorarium, Colby provides residents with housing in downtown Waterville and a stipend for expenses.

Qualifications: An MFA or terminal degree in a related field (or professional experience equivalent to a terminal degree), one produced screenplay, and experience teaching at the undergraduate level.

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a description of the proposed undergraduate course, a screenplay sample, and the names of two possible references (do not send reference letters at this time).

Materials can be posted to Interfolio:

Deadline: September 30, 2022.

Address inquiries about the Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in Residence Program to Creative Writing Program Director Adrian Blevins (

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Contact Information

Adrian Blevins, Professor of English (Creative Writing), Dir. Creative Writing Program
5250 Mayflower Hill
Contact Phone: 
(207) 859-5250
Contact e-mail: