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Hedgebrook Writers in Residence Program

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The application for Hedgebrook's Writers in Residence Program is now live!

Hedgebrook hosts retreats for writers from all over the world for two week to six week residencies on Whidbey Island, about 35 miles northwest of Seattle. It "supports visionary writers whose stories and ideas shape our culture now and for generations to come." The Writers in Residence Program is its core program, offering a fully-funded residency to 40 writers each year:

Six writers are in residence at a time, each housed in a handcrafted cottage. They spend their days in solitude – writing, reading, taking walks in the woods on the property or on nearby Double Bluff beach. In the evenings, they gather in the farmhouse kitchen to share a home-cooked gourmet meal, their work, their process and their stories.

Applicants must be 18 or older by February 1, 2016 to apply and cannot be Hedgebrook alumnae. All residents are selected solely on the artist statement, artist information and writing sample supplied in their application. Residency season runs from February through October.

To learn more, or begin the application process, please click here. Deadline: July 28, 2015.


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