S229. The Non-Residency Residency: From Working Writers

E141-142, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Writers’ residencies can be a fantastic way to set aside time and space to write, but not everyone can press pause on their professional and family lives in order to attend one. There are, however, alternative models to the traditional residency. From coworking spaces, to programs in interdisciplinary art centers, to self-started retreats, panelists discuss a range of opportunities available to writers looking to deepen their practice and build community—and find time to write.



Emily Wolahan is author of Hinge (National Poetry Review Press, 2015). Her poetry has been published in Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and Georgia Review, among other places. She is senior editor at Two Lines Press and a current Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Dean Rader's recent books include Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, Suture (written with Simone Muench), and Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence in the U.S. (with Brian Clements and Alexandra Teague). He is a professor at the University of San Francisco.

Aimee Phan is the author of two books of fiction: We Should Never Meet and The Reeducation of Cherry Truong. She has received fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony, the Rockefeller Foundation and Hedgebrook. She teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts.

Kate Folk is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in publications including One Story, ZYZZYVA, Conjunctions, and Granta. She has received support for her writing from the Headlands Center for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. An editor at Joyland Magazine, she is currently working on a novel.

Yalitza Ferreras is a recent Steinbeck Fellow at SJSU. Her writing appears in Best American Short Stories, Colorado Review, Wise Latinas, and Daring to Write: Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Djerassi, Barbara Deming Fund, and VONA.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center