Our core mission is to support existing visiting writer programs locally and regionally. However we do accept applications for residencies and review them periodically.
Here’s how you can apply:
- • Email a cover letter explaining what you will be working on; attach a resume along with the names of 2 professional references.
Final selections are made in cooperation with our programming partners in Miami Beach and are not subject to public review.
Residencies at The Betsy are typically Sunday through Wednesday. In some circumstances, residencies can be a full week or more. There is no charge to stay in The Writer’s Room. In exchange for the opportunity, visiting writers are asked to:
- Write a creative summary of their experience for our blog,
- Hold a Salon to introduce and discuss their work, and
- Donate a recent publication (signed) to The Writer’s Room.
Artists evidencing need may apply for a per diem of up to $50. Travel to/from The Writer’s Room at The Betsy is not covered. Writers may bring their dogs if they weigh less than 25 pounds.
To apply for a residency in The Writer’s Room write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for their generous support of this program.