CUTTYHUNK ISLAND WRITERS' RESIDENCY
CIWR's 2020 sessions have been postponed to 2021. Because 2020's selected applicants will attend in 2021, there will be no call for applications this year. Thank you for your interest, and please check back in October 2021 for application announcements.

 

Next Application Period:

December 1, 2021 - 

March 1, 2022

New York Times Bestselling author Karen Thompson Walker will be teaching our Fall Fiction (September) Session, and Award-winning poet Chen Chen will be leading the Fall Poetry (October) Session!

Chen Chen is teaching our Fall Poetry Session! He is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which was longlisted for the National Book Award. His work appears in many publications, including Poetry, Poem-a-Day, The Best American Poetry (2015 & 2019), and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2017). He has received a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman and the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a PhD from Texas Tech University. He teaches at Brandeis University

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Hernan Diaz teaching 2019 Spring Session

2018 WORKSHOP LEADERS:

National Book Award winner Julia Glass and Iowa Writers' Worksop instructor Ethan Canin

Jim Shepard will give a reading and Q&A during CIWR's June Session!

Pulitzer-Prize Winnng author Geraldine Brooks will give a reading during CIWR's September Session!

(photo credit: Randi Baird)

Wells Tower (Fall Session) and Margot Livesey (Summer Session) will be the 2017 workshop leaders. Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. Margot Livesey is the author of seven novels and is on permanent faculty at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Anna Noyes, author of "Goodnight, Beautiful Women," will give a reading at Cuttyunk Island Writers' Residency 2017 Fall Session 

Emma Cline, New York Times bestselling author of "The Girls," will give a reading at Cuttyunk Island Writers' Residency 2017 Summer Session 

National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philibrick will give a reading and talk during the Fall 2017 Session!

Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Harding will give a reading and talk during our Summer 2017 Session!

Thrilled to announce that string band Lula Wiles will return for our 2017 residency! 

Award-winning chefs Didi Emmons and Odessa Piper will be cooking for the June 2017 session.

From our summer 2016 session:

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Paul Harding: the 2016 workshop leader and writer-in-residence.

Above: Photo by Ekko von Schwichow

Wonderful event on May 14th to fund the Scholarships. See photos on CIWR Facebook page

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