Friday, April 02, 2010

Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency Accepting Applications

Accepting applications for their October 2010 residency. Writers of poetry, fiction, historical non-fiction, plays, and memoir are encouraged to apply between March 1 and June 15, 2010. Residencies are for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of one month. Each resident is given a private room in an historic inn in Edgartown, Mass. on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. This intimate community of writers was created in order to provide time and space to create away from the demands and responsibilities of daily life. The cost of residency is $150/week. Residents are responsible for meals and transportation. The Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency provides rooms, private bath, wireless internet access and access to kitchen, common areas and gardens.

NOTE: While this residency doesn't cover all costs, staying in Martha's Vineyard with other creative writers for $150 per week is a steal. What a getaway to think, create, clear your head of other obligations.

DOUBLE NOTE: Fundsforwriters is growing so fast, my own writing is taking me into the wee hours of the morning. Maybe I need a retreat!


Susan said...

Hello Hope...How WONDERFUL your blog is growing! A blog is such a labor of love that every new follower is cause for celebration, right? That retreat sounds absolutely great! Take care. Susan

Lyn Fairchild Hawks said...

Hi, Hope,

Retreats are hard to justify when you have a big following of writers who need their doses of inspiration...but all the more reason for someone like you to retreat! I'm planning on one, and it's funny how every day I find reasons to dodge it, reschedule, etc...almost feels too decadent. Why IS that? I think the only way to truly manage a novel is to retreat with it and read it like readers will. Get the whole scope and sense of it. And it's very hard to do that in the 30 minutes/hour I'm finding to write daily. You can generate or edit in that time, but you can't deal with theme, throughline, and shape of the narrative except over a week or month. At least, that's what I'm thinking. :-)

Thanks for all your posts and information.


Nancy Swan said...

OH the retreat to Martha's Vineyard sounds wonderful. The next three months is dedicated to finishing the revision of Toxic Justice. This blog post made me yearn for a place to hide away, without phone and internet and other distractions like a beautiful garden in bloom.