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FULLY-Funded
Writing Retreats

“Always wedded to the couch, the back porch, the swing, I want to see the world standing still. My thoughts are movements, my idea, my adventures…. This solitary space is sometimes a place where dreams and visions enter and sometimes a place where nothing happens, Yet it is necessary to active work as water is to growing things.” 

-bell hooks (Art on My Mind)

Goldfinch Writers’ Retreat
(The goldfinch is a late nesting migratory bird. It waits for the last of the blooming wildflowers)

Looking Glass Arts recognizes that some writers come to their craft as mature adults for many reasons, including obligations and hardships that make it challenging to consider writing a career. The Goldfinch Writers’ Retreat is a week-long, fully-funded residency established to support writers 45+ who demonstrate a unique commitment to their craft, by providing the time and space critical to a writing practice. 

 

About

This inaugural residency at Looking Glass Arts will be offered to two writers (45 or older) who are not yet published by a major outlet. Works can include a novel, collection of short stories, poetry, memoir, graphic novel, play, screenplay, essays or hybrid work. Residencies are self-directed. There is no requirement to share your work– you can do what you want with the time at LGA. We encourage resident artists to take their time getting into the creative groove. 

 

Hospitality

Each resident will have their own private bedroom in the farm house. There is a shared bathroom. Three meals a day will be prepared by the resident chef. Dinner is a nightly communal meal. 

 

Writing Space

Each writer will have a writing desk in their room. In addition, there is a choice of additional spaces to write -- the barn or sap house, the mudroom, the front porch, backyard or the milk house. There is high speed fiber optic internet in the farmhouse. The outer studios are offline. 

 
Honorarium

Each writer in the fully-funded Goldfinch retreat will be offered a $1000 honorarium. 

 
Travel

Writers will be reimbursed for round trip train/bus travel to and from the New York / Tri-state area. If you drive your own car, you will be reimbursed at a flat rate of $100 for gas and tolls. 

 

A Note On Submissions

Looking Glass Arts prioritizes applications from Black and Brown people. Additionally, we highly encourage those of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities to apply. 

Important Dates

Submit materials by: 11:59pm on March 31, 2022

Applicants will be notified by: May 15, 2022

Retreat Dates: July 9-16th, 2022

“The Hopper” Writers’ Group Retreat
“A hopper is part of an agricultural or industrial machine that is a sorting device, for separating things such as grain from chaff, or gold or other precious gems and minerals from mud and rock. The hopper shakes, allowing the undesired matrix to fall away and leave behind the coveted grain or mineral. The term in the hopper derives from the word hoper, an English word first seen in 1277, designating the hopper in a mill that processed grain.”

 

Looking Glass Arts recognizes that many writers come to their craft as mature adults due to obligations and/or hardships that have made it a challenge to prioritize, or even consider, a writing career. This residency has been established to recognize these challenges and support writers 45+ who show a unique commitment to their work, despite what might be considered a late start or an unconventional path, and to encourage their practice by providing time and space. 

 

About

This inaugural week-long group writing residency at Looking Glass Arts will be offered to three writers (45 and older) applying as a group -- either as collaborators or as writers who write in community together -- who are not yet published by a major outlet. Works can include a novel, collection of short stories, poetry, memoir, graphic novel, play, screenplay, essays and hybrid work. Residency retreats are self-directed. There is no requirement to share your work– you can do what you want with the time at LGA. We encourage artists who come to LGA to take their time getting into the creative groove.

 

Hospitality

Each writer will get their own private bedroom in the farm house. There is a shared bathroom. The writers in the group program will prepare their own meals in the fully-equipped kitchen at the farm house. LGA will provide a $400 stipend for groceries.

 

Writing Space

Each writer will have a writing desk in their room. In addition, there is a choice of additional communal spaces to write -- the barn or sap house, the front porch, the living room, the music room, backyard or the milk house. There is high speed fiber optic internet in the farmhouse. The outer studios are offline. 

 

Travel

Writers will be reimbursed for round trip train/bus travel to and from the New York / Tri-state area. If you drive your own car, you will be reimbursed at a flat rate of $100 for gas and tolls. 

 

A Note On Submissions

Looking Glass Arts prioritizes applications from Black and Brown people. Additionally, we highly encourage those of all sexual orientations, gender expressions and gender identities to apply. 

Important Dates

Submit materials by: 11:59pm on March 31, 2022

Applicants will be notified by: May 15, 2022

August 1-7, 2022