F112. Create and Connect: Making the Most of Your Writing Residency

Room 200 D&E, Level 2
Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 am to 10:15 am


The gift of time and space: residency programs offer coveted opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, community building, and sustained attention to your own work. How can you best prepare for them? What challenges might you face? In what ways can residencies enrich your writing and your life, sometimes unexpectedly? Panelists share their experiences applying to, attending, and running such programs as Hedgebrook, Yaddo, Ragdale, the Anderson Center, and the Trainwreck Residency.



Colleen Coyne is the author of the poetry chapbook Girls Mistaken for Ghosts; her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Cream City Review, and Crab Orchard Review. She has been artist in residence at the Anderson Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, and Willapa Bay AiR.

Kathleen Ossip is the author of four books of poetry: The Do-Over, The Cold War, The Search Engine, and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. She has received a fellowship in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and she was a founding editor of LIT. She teaches at the New School.

Sam Gould is the co-founder and lead facilitator of Red76, an arts collaborative which materialized in Portland, Oregon in the early 2000s, as well as the editor of the group's on-going publication, the Journal of Radical Shimming.

Sally Franson's work has appeared in Witness, Room magazine, elimae, and Bartleby Snopes. She is the recipient of a 2013 Anderson Center residency and a 2014 Minnesota State Arts Board grant. 

Amy Wheeler is a playwright and executive director of Hedgebrook retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island. Her plays have been seen in New York, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland. She is an alumna of Hedgebrook and Yaddo, and holds an MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

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