Poets & Writers

Conferences & Residencies

POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES application information for writers conferences, literary festivals, residencies, and colonies of interest to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Applications for the following events are due shortly. Conferences and festivals with rolling, first-come, first-served admission are listed well in advance. Some accept registration on the date of the event. Contact the sponsoring organization for an application and complete guidelines. When requesting information by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE).

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers near Eyeries in County Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. Residents are provided with a private room and all meals. The weekly residency fee ranges from €700 to €800 (approximately $790 to $900), depending on the room. Submit a one-paragraph project description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Anam Cara also offers weeklong workshop-based retreats. “Fact Into Fiction,” taught by poet and fiction writer Nessa O’Mahony and filmmaker Peter Salisbury, will be held from June 22 through June 28. “Mythic Imagination,” taught by poet and nonfiction writer Adam Wyeth, will be held from July 6 through July 12. “It’s Never Too Late to Write,” taught by fiction writer Vanessa Gebbie, will be held from August 31 through September 6. The cost of each workshop retreat is €1,000 (approximately $1,130), which includes tuition, lodging, and meals. Registration is first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, County Cork, Ireland. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director. info@anamcararetreat.com


Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency

The Adirondack Center for Writing offers a two-week residency from October 5 to October 19 to six poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in New York. Residents are provided with a private room, private bathroom, work space, and all meals. There is no cost to attend the residency, but residents are responsible for travel expenses to and from Twitchell Lake. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages with a $25 application fee by May 21. Visit the website for more information.

Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency, Adirondack Center for Writing, P.O. Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. (518) 354-1261. info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org


Artsmith Artist Residency

Artsmith offers weeklong residencies in January to up to five poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers at the Kangaroo House Bed and Breakfast on Orcas Island in Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Residents are provided with private lodging, some meals, and a $50 honorarium. Using the online submission system, submit a work sample of up to 10 pages, a statement of intent, and contact information for two references with a $35 application fee by May 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Artsmith Artist Residency, P.O. Box 334, Eastsound, WA 98245. Jill McCabe Johnson, Executive Director. info@orcasartsmith.org


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