The Application Period for 2023 FICTION Residency: February 1 - May 1, 2023
Fall Fiction Session is September 13th - 20th, 2023. Bill Roorbach is the Workshop Leader, and Geraldine Brooks is the Visiting Author. Applications are due May 1st.
Applicants will be notified by June 15th, 2023.
To be considered for admission as a paying participant, please apply to the General Application category. Keep in mind that scholarships are very competitive, and that scholarship applications will not automatically be considered for General Admission. If you would like to be considered as both a scholarship and non-scholarship participant, please submit a General Application in addition to a scholarship application. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for multiple scholarships, please submit an application to each category for which you qualify.
Note: Workshop is optional. Attendees are welcome to use their time on island as free writing time.
The Tulip Adkins Scholarship, named for a family member of the scholarship sponsor, is given to a Black poet or fiction writer who exhibits exceptional creativity and vision in their work.
The Bartholomew Gosnold Scholarship for International Writers is given to a non-US citizen. Bartholomew Gosnold, the namesake of Cuttyhunk's town, was the English explorer who sailed to Cuttyhunk in 1602.
Crossfield Fellowship is given to a writer who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work and is also a parent. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible.
The Paul Cuffe Scholarship is given to a writer of color who exhibits exceptional creativity, vision, and commitment in his or her work. Paul Cuffe (1759 - 1817), born on Cuttyhunk Island, was the son of a freed slave. Cuffe became a successful businessman and sea captain who pioneered educational opportunities for African Americans.