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Writers Retreats


The program continues each year, with 25 one-week residencies available from May through October. We are now accepting applications for the 2012 residencies. The deadline is January 15, 2012 and all applications should be made on-line.


Hopscotch House offers time and space free of charge to selected Kentucky women artists whose art is feminist in nature and promotes positive social change. Hopscotch House is located 13 miles east of downtown Louisville, KY. Residency is free of charge. Residents are responsible for their own food and beverage and personal toiletries. The Summer Residency Program offers stipends of up to $400 per week to selected artists chosen to
participate in the program. The Quarterly program offers need-based stipends of up to $200 for first timers, low income women, women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, and women from rural areas of Kentucky.


The muse is at home in this beautiful, historic Ozark Mountain town. In this setting, The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies to experienced and emerging writers in all genres and composers/songwriters. Artists applying for and receiving a specific fellowship are granted a free residency, including room and board at WCDH. Travel is the responsibility of the Fellow. Deadlines vary depending on Fellowship.

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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Writers Residency


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How to choose a writers retreat

 One of the main benefits of attending a writer’s conference  or symposium is the opportunity to meet editors, agents,  publishers, and other writers.  

Widening your circle of connections in the literary world can help you  learn to understand the publishing industry and how to get your work  published as well as the chance to network.  It gives writers a chance  to sharpen their skills. These workshops provide writers with an  opportunity to receive critical feedback from fellow writers and from an  instructor.

Writer’s workshops or conferences range in size and scope, from  campuses overflowing with writers, agents, publishers, and publicists  to places with only a few writers in residence.  Writing groups differ  from writing workshops in that they tend to be smaller, more intimate,  and more casual. Many universities and community colleges offer  writing workshops between semesters (mostly in summer) that do  not require enrolment in a degree program.

What would you like to accomplish:

  • Do you want critiques in a workshop or a one-to-one setting?
  • Do you want to learn about the business of writing?
  • Do you want to meet editors, agents and publishers?

Go to ShawGuides to find Writing Retreats.



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