Friday, September 18, 2015

Writing Residency: 2015 Sarabande Writing Residency at Bernheim Forest

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Sarabande Writing Residency at Bernheim Forest.

Application link.

The Sarabande Writing Residency offers an annual residency of two to six weeks to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, an idyllic 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Residents receive a $500 travel stipend and a two- to six-week stay in a private, fully equipped cottage on the Bernheim grounds. Residents offer one public reading or discussion during their tenure and may devote the rest of their time to writing in Bernheim's extensive forest, gardens and arboretum.

The application period for the 2016 residency is August 1 to September 30, 2015. Finalists will be contacted for individual interviews, and the writer in residence will be named in late 2015. At that time, the awardee will work with a Bernheim representative to schedule his or her residency at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

You will be asked to include the following:

--Cover letter describing how a residency at Bernheim Forest will contribute to your work
--Résumé or CV
--Writing sample of 20 poems, a single short story, or a single essay

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