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Stone Court Writer-In-Resident

Emerging Program member

The Stone Court Writer-In-Residence has a number of aspects. First, it is designed to provide emerging writers the freedom, time and material support to concentrate on their creative work. Second, it is focused on bringing to the Berkshire Hills in Western Massachusetts young writers who represent diverse American voices, particularly those from other regions of the United States. Finally, it is structured to permit the writer to contribute to the community by leading a creative writing “master class” at a local independent high school and offering at least one community reading of his/her work.

The program offers two 8-12 week residencies, one beginning in September and one beginning in February. The specific length of each residency will be determined in consultation with each Resident.

The resident will receive a stipend in addition to lodging and utilities. Residents are responsible for their own transportation and meals. The stipend will be $250 per week for the length of the residency.

Over time, the program hopes to attract young writers from a variety of regions of the U.S. For the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 residency, preference will be given to those writers bringing a distinctive Southern or Western (e.g. the Mountain States) voice to their work. The program is open to those who are pursuing or have completed a graduate degree in creative writing or who have completed an undergraduate creative writing degree in the last five years.

More information can be found at:


Stockbridge, Massachusetts: United States

The residency is in Stockbridge, Mass. and includes a small one bedroom apartment. The apartment is in a quiet colonial building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stockbridge, Mass. is in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts approximately two hours west of Boston and two and one-half hours north of New York City. It is the home of a number of museums including the Norman Rockwell Museum and Chesterwood. Nearby are a number of cultural institutions including The Mount, Tanglewood, and Jacobs Pillow.

Contact Information

PO Box 129
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262
United States