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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Summer Writing Residencies

Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its inaugural season. Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately 2 hours south of Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths. A limited number of one-week residencies are available for September 4-11 and October 2-9. All lodging and food is included. For the inaugural year, we are only accepting applications from writers living in the Midwest region of the United States.

Applications must be received by April 15, 2009, to be considered. Decisions will be announced by July 1st. For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our website www.writersintheheartland.orgor contact us at (replace (at) with @)

Edgewood Arts, a non-profit organization located in Savannah, GA is offering a summer residency program for young writers and we want to let students across the country know about this unique opportunity. Our program invites two writers to live in the Edgewood house, a spacious home across from one of Savannah's famous parks. Together with our program directors, these writers hold weekly group critiques, supporting and inspiring one another.

We also ask our Residents to participate as teachers in our Storyboard program, an arts education initiative aimed at Savannah middle school students. Edgewood Arts provides teacher training and tested curricula, so no teaching experience is necessary. The goal of our organization is to encourage young writers to involve themselves in their communities. Our Residents become part of the Edgewood collective and they also hone their craft by teaching it to the next generation.

Our Summer Session runs from May 8th to August 21st. We welcome applications in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction. Our application deadline is March 15th, 2009. More information and application materials are available on our website at

Residencies open to: American writers, composers, and visual and visual performing artists. Application deadline: February 28. Residency period: May 1 through September 30. Number & length of residencies: Two (2) of two to four weeks each. Contact: Adam Prato at 319-643-7855 CST. Go here for additional information and how to apply.

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