Ends on September 16, 2018

$25.00 USD

Residency Dates: Sunday, February 17 - March 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST

To read the full Master Artist-in-Residence page about this program and its financial aid information, click here.

Residency Statement

Residency Statement

I look forward to working with a handful of brilliant animals, inkslingers, hand wringers, and wise old souls who want to share, revise, and polish their stories, essays, plays, or prose poems. We’ll tailor the workshops and meetings to the needs of our circle of writers, indulging in thoughtful generous afternoon conversations about one another’s work (as well as other bits of lit), and close readings of problematic or intense passages. Your own writing will naturally give rise to our discussions of craft. Most of my own stories have been realist fictions about working-class folks, and I’m interested in exploring with you how to enhance meaning and a sense of adventure and fun in serious works through what Italo Calvino calls lightness, which we might seek through buoyant language, humor, elegance of structure, and whatever else jostles us as we dream and scheme onto our pages.

Application Requirements

1. Submit a letter of intent. Your letter should tell me something about yourself, your writing, and your writing experience—feel free to mention what someone you respect (e.g., a professor, your mom) has said about your writing; also tell me about your relationship with a book that matters to you. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

2. Please send five to twelve pages of your prose (double-spaced, 12-point type), something you might like to work on during the residency. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

If you have any questions or problems submitting, visit the ACA's How to Apply page