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Wide Open Writing Women's Writing Residency – August 20-25

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Wide Open Writing Women's Writing Residency – Open To WOW Retreat Alumni

The Wide Open Writing Writers Residency is open to writers who have previously attended a Wide Open Writing Retreat. You can join us as a resident, coming to yoga and dinner and evening salon and using the rest of your time to write write write while breathing in the Maine coast vibes.

Why a residency? Many of us long for options between the traditional weekend or week-long retreat and the commitment and expense of an MFA program. When we take our writing seriously, we long for space and support that allows us to focus only on that writing and the nourishing of a dynamic community of peers.

For the writer who longs for spacious and largely uninterrupted time to dive deep into a project, Wide Open Writing offers a remarkable one-week residency experience. Less structured than our classic retreat model that includes twice daily workshops, this once-yearly residency preserves the key ingredients of a successful writing vacation while adding more unstructured time and even more of an experience of sanctuary for words, images and spirit.

We invite you to ask yourself where you are and where you’d most like to be with your writing life. If that vision includes giving yourself space and time, nature and inspiration and solid support for making real progress, please consider joining us.

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"At Whitehead Light Station, we seek to give participants an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the dramatic coast of Maine in an atmosphere that will broaden knowledge, strengthen skills, and promote renewal.  We aim to achieve these goals through a program of simple living, appreciation of the natural world, and first-rate instruction."

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