Our Mission

To create a rigorous and compassionate environment to learn the art of reading and writing from accomplished authors.

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PO Box 1271

Los Altos, CA 94023

info@writingxwriters.org

Mill House Residency

November 1 -15, 2019

Writing By Writers offers a two-week, dog-friendly, residency in Bend, Oregon, for up to 6 writers. The Mill House Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets. Writers may apply as an individual, with a co-applicant to share a 2-bedroom cottage, or as a group of up to six.  All residents are provided with a 1 or 2-bedroom cottage.  Lodging is provided free of charge, however all residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency.

The cottages are dog-friendly and your dog is welcome to join you at the residency.  Residencies are intended for writers only.  No spouses, children or friends are allowed to attend unless they are applying as a co-resident.

Cottages are being provided courtesy of Cottage Bend. Amenities include bikes, TV/Cable TV, internet/wireless internet, heating/air-conditioning, kitchen, free parking on premise, hot tub, and access to a washer/dryer.

Wolf House Residency

March 2 - 8, 2020  |  June 29 - July 5, 2020

Writing By Writers offers two, one-week, residencies at The Wolf House in NE Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Wolf House Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets. Lodging is provided free of charge, however residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency.  Residencies are intended for writers only. No spouses, children or friends are allowed.

Hemingway House Residency

March 18 - 31, 2020

Writing By Writers offers a two-week residency at the Hemingway House in Ketchum, Idaho. The Hemingway House Residency is open to writers of all genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenplay, playwriting, and beyond. Lodging is provided free of charge in a studio apartment that was formerly the 3-bay garage of Ernest Hemingway’s Ketchum home. During the residency, the writer will be asked to do one public program at the Library – such as a public reading, book discussion, or writing workshop. Residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency. Residencies are intended for writers only. No spouses, children or friends are allowed. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places. As such, pets are not allowed on the premises. ​The studio apartment is being provided courtesy of The Community Library. Amenities include Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, full kitchen, free parking on premise, and heating/air-conditioning.

San Juan Residency

April 4 - 19 2020

Writing By Writers offers a two-week residency at a cozy ranch guest house in the Uncampahgre Valley of Colorado for up to two writers. Writers may apply as an individual or with a co-applicant to share a 2-bedroom house. The San Juan Residency is open to fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers and poets. Lodging is provided free of charge, however residents are responsible for their own meals, transportation and personal needs while at the residency. Residencies are intended for writers only. No spouses, children or friends are allowed.

Application Details

Applications will be due each year by August 15th and selections will be made by September 15th. Applicants will be asked to provide a brief statement of intent telling us what you hope to accomplish during this residency, a short writing sample (10 pages prose or 5 poems) and a $50.00 tax deductible application fee. The application fee will help fund fellowships at future Writing By Writers workshops. Once you apply you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your application. Sometimes these go into your junk or bulk mail folder. If this happens, please add info@writingxwriters.org to your safe senders list to make sure you get our acceptance notification!

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Pam Houston

Winners are selected by Pam Houston. Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, as well as two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton. Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards. She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

Past Winners