Interterm is writing time! Join us for a two-week independent residency in creative writing. Modeled on writers’ and artists’ colonies like MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop, this program offers you the opportunity to devote sustained, undistracted attention to your fiction, poetry, dramatic writing, or creative nonfiction in a supportive environment. We will convene every morning -- the heart of the program -- for two and a half hours of writing (nine sessions total). Each session will start with a brief meeting at Frost Cafe to warm up our writing muscles, set goals, and discuss challenges. Then we'll write independently (together or alone, as suits each writer) until quarter to noon, when we’ll meet to discuss progress and our writing experiences. Many participants then go to lunch at Val together. Participants are welcome to work either on new or existing projects. And for participants seeking guidance, instruction, or simply feedback on their work, we'll offer up to four one-on-one mentoring sessions with program leaders. At the end of the program, we'll come together for a community reading, during which we'll share work produced during the residency.
Led by Roy Andrews (Writing Associate) and Emily Merriman (Writing Associate)
Monday January 8 through Thursday January 11 and Tuesday January 16 through Friday January 19—each day 9am-noon, at Frost Library café. Friday January 19, 3:30-5 pm, we will hold a Final Community Reading in Alumni House.