This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children.
colonies and retreats
The biennial Gift of Freedom Award, sponsored by the Placitas, New Mexico-based A Room of Her Own Foundation, transcends competition by acting as an agent for change in the lives of women writers.
In an effort to preserve her grandmother's legacy, Brooklyn–based poet and visual artist Bianca Stone is working to turn the late Ruth Stone's Vermont house into a writers center and residency.
Yale students petition against “Major English Poets” course; life at an artist’s residency; poetry for LGBT Pride Month; and other news.
Whether it’s a daylong festival, a weekend conference, or a four-week residency, there are countless options for writers looking for a retreat. We rounded up more than eighty free conferences, residencies, and festivals across the country so that you can find the literary getaway that’s right for you—at little to no cost.
Novelist and seasoned colonist Alexander Chee shares valuable advice for writers embarking on their first writers retreat.
Each year, countless writers vie for the prestigious “waitership” position at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. Former waiter and current reader Cara Blue Adams discusses her response to the short story “1997” by Mai Nardone, one of the 558 writers who applied for the coveted position last year.
A novelist recounts her experiences at Cheryl Strayed’s Writers Camp at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, where she learned the importance of recognizing authenticity in her writing and finding her tribe.
The right kind of day job for a writer; GIF quotes app; a new reading of L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and other news.
Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; and other news.