Summer Residency Round-Up 2017


Well, we made it through another residency, another ten days of frenzied writing, workshops, readings, and even time to squeeze in a little fun and fellowship.  Everybody went home tired and happy and lugging suitcases full of way too many books signed by the amazing authors who read each night.  We even got a visit from our fearless leader on the final night when we celebrated our graduating students, all of whom gave superb readings and craft lectures.  It really was everything you want a summer residency to be: hard work, beautiful writing, and most importantly….air conditioned rooms.  It would be difficult to capture every moment of our fabulous ten days, but here are some highlights. And don’t forget, the deadline to apply for the next residency is October 1, 2017, so don’t miss out!

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Just a sampling of some of the amazing readers we had each night: L to R, Leslie Pietrzyk, Marlin Barton, Clifford Thompson, Richard Tillinghast, and JJ Johnson.



Did we mention the weather was spectacular?

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Some faculty members: L to R, Robert Olmstead, Jim Minick, Marlin Barton, and Richard Tillinghast.

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See?  Everybody was still smiling and laughing days into the residency.

Of course, what we were all really waiting for was the graduation celebration dinner…


Our amazing graduates.

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We know how to have a good time.

So if you haven’t yet sent in your application, get to work so you won’t miss out on the fun in January 2018!