Residency Dates: Sunday, June 28 - July 18, 2020
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 19, 2020 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 writers of unconventional fiction and creative nonfiction. By “unconventional” I do not mean experimental; I mean accessible work that does not concern itself with the conventions of genre, does not worry about including all the right tropes or genre expectations, but creates its own expectations, whether through structure, voice, hybridization of genres, or any other means--work that is distinctive and unique and not an imitation of any other writer’s work. I envision our group spending three weeks in a casual workshop format reading and reacting to Associates’ work, individually and as a group, so that every Associate returns home with a useful insight or two into how to craft work that rises above mere convention. I would like to spend each of the first ten sessions work-shopping one short piece (10 pages or so) from each of two different Associates; this should leave plenty of time for questions and conversation, and will allow each Associate to showcase two different pieces before the final week. That week will be reserved for catching up (if we have failed to get two critiques in per day) and individual meetings with me.
Up to ten pages of prose and a brief narrative summary of your publications and writing goals.
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