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Applications Open for 2019 Cave Canem Summer Residency

  • Lauren Russell, 2018 Cave Canem Summer Resident
    Lauren Russell, 2018 Cave Canem Summer Resident
    Heather Kresge
October 29, 2018
The Cave Canem Summer Residency at the Rose O’Neill Literary House is awarded annually to a current Fellow with Cave Canem, a national organization dedicated to growth of African American poets. For the 2019 residency, applications will be accepted through Thursday, March 15, 2019.

In June 2018, poet & essayist Lauren Russell came to Chestertown for a month-long writer’s retreat. Her main responsibility while here: to focus on her own writing, whether that be working on her next poetry collection or another writing project that she had been waiting to find the right time to get started on. At the Cave Canem Summer Residency at the Rose O’Neill Literary House, we make now the right time.

 

Now we’re looking for our 2019 Summer Resident and applications are open! Here are more details about how to apply:

 

The Cave Canem Residency at The Rose O’Neill Literary House is a program that offers the Fellow the uninterrupted time and space to focus solely on their writing projects for a full month. The Fellow will be awarded the use of a private single-family residence for the entire month of June, along with a $1,000 honorarium for living expenses. Located on a quiet residential street directly across from the campus, the residence is within a short walk of the Lit House, the college library, the farmers’ market, and local shops.

Applicants should send a brief statement of purpose, a CV, and a 10-page poetry sample to Director James Allen Hall:

The Rose O’Neill Literary House

Washington College

300 Washington Avenue

Chestertown, Maryland 21620

 

For the 2019 Cave Canem Residency at The Rose O’Neill Literary House, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 15, 2019. The winning candidate will be notified no later than March 31, 2019.


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