Writing Residency

The Sarabande Writing Residency at Bernheim Forest

We're accepting summer 2016 applications until September 30!

The Sarabande Writing Residency offers an annual residency of two to six weeks to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, an idyllic 14,000-acre nature preserve near Louisville, Kentucky. Residents receive a $500 travel stipend and a two- to six-week stay in a private, fully equipped cottage on the Bernheim grounds. Residents offer one public reading or discussion during their tenure and may devote the rest of their time to writing in Bernheim's extensive forest, gardens, and arboretum. 

The application period for the 2016 residency is August 1 to September 30, 2015. Finalists will be contacted for an interview by January 15, 2016, and the writer in residence will be named by shortly after. At that time, the awardee will work with a Bernheim representative to schedule his or her residency at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

You can find more information on our submission page here