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Mill House Residency

Writing By Writers is pleased to offer a two-week, dog-friendly, residency in Bend, Oregon, November 3-17, 2017, for up to 6 writers.  The Mill House Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets.  Writers may apply as an individual, with a co-applicant to share a 2-bedroom cottage, or as a group of up to six.  All residents are provided with a 1 or 2-bedroom cottage.  Lodging is provided free of charge, however all residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency.

The cottages are dog-friendly and your dog is welcome to join you at the residency.  Residencies are intended for writers only.  No spouses, children or friends are allowed to attend unless they are applying as a co-resident.

Cottages are being provided courtesy of Cottage Bend.  Although there is no fee to stay at the cottage during the residency, House Rules still apply.  Amenities include bikes, TV/Cable TV, internet/wireless internet, heating/air-conditioning, kitchen, free parking on premise, hot tub, and access to a washer/dryer.

Applications are due by August 15th and selections will be made by September 1st.  Applicants will be asked to provide a statement of intent, a short writing sample and submit a $50.00 tax deductible application fee.  The application fee will help fund fellowships at future Writing By Writers workshops.  Click here to apply for a residency now.

Winners will be selected by Pam Houston. Pam’s most recent book is Contents May Have Shifted, published in 2012, by W.W. Norton.  She is also the author of two collections of linked short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, the novel, Sight Hound, and a collection of essays called A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton.  Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short StoriesThe O. Henry AwardsThe Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century. She is professor of English at UC Davis, directs the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers and teaches in The Institute of American Indian Art’s Low-Rez MFA and at writer’s conferences around the country and the world.  She lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.