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.
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.
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,
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