Wikipedia will be published as a volume of books; an investment firm has offered to buy 51 percent of Barnes & Noble; Lorrie Moore profiled in the Millions; and other news.
colonies and retreats
An application juror takes a close look at a successful artist’s statement.
A nonfiction writer and journalist offers advice for those struggling to return to daily life after attending a writers residency.
From the ice caves of Antarctica to Alaska’s Terror Wilderness, some writers choose to live and work in the most remote—and sometimes even dangerous—destinations.
Andrew Leonard exposes the identity of a vengeful Wikipedia editor is novelist Robert Clark Young; Stephen King will publish his next book Joyland only in print; Hector Tobar considers the newfound popularity of the late author Roberto Bolaño; and other news.
James Merrill came to Stonington in 1954 and took up residence at 107 Water Street with his companion, David Jackson. Merrill spent summers in Stonington until his death in 1995. James Merrill's apartment is open to the general public four afternoons a year. At other times, visits may be arranged by appointment. The James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Program offers one 4-1/2 month residency between mid-January and the end of May, and three shorter residencies of 2 to 6 weeks during the months between Labor Day and mid-January.
Administrators offer insight into the mystifying process of applying to a writing retreat by answering some common questions: How do residency juries weigh a work plan? Would your boss make a better reference than a former writing teacher? Is published or unpublished work more desirable in a writing sample?
Shortly after Michael Chabon stepped into the position of chair of the MacDowell Colony’s board of directors last December, he spoke about his dedication to the colony and about making the most of the MacDowell experience.
When wildfire tore through Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in the spring of 2004, nearly everything, aside from some tall oak trees, was destroyed. Now, after almost six years of fund-raising, brainstorming, architectural planning, and construction, Dorland is once again welcoming writers.