Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Writers' Colony Fab fiber Fellowship

Two Deadlines: (RECEIVE)
Early submission - March 1, 2011
Final submission - April 2, 2011

2011 Fab Fiber Fellowship
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
Eureka Springs, AR

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is a unique residency program for writers, artists, composers, architects, and chefs in the historic arts village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Nestled on a beautiful bend in the road known as Dairy Hollow, the Colony hosts more than 50 established and emerging writers a year for residencies that vary in length from one week to three months.

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow is pleased to offer the 2011 Fab Fiber Fellowship for writing with an emphasis on the fiber arts. Applicants must have either a proposed project or a work in progress such as an article, book, instruction pamphlet, biography, journal, memoir, or mystery novel. Knitting, spinning, weaving or the processes and fibers used in those arts must be central to the project. (At this time we do not have a sound proof space that can accommodate noisy looms.)

The Fab Fiber Fellowship entitles the recipient to one week free residency at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Each resident has a private suite with writing space, private bath, wireless and/or cable hook up, uninterrupted writing time, dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community dining room, the camaraderie of other professional writers when you want it, and a fully stocked community kitchen for breakfast and lunch.

Recipients will be asked to donate their time for a two hour in-house event as part of our community outreach program. The format of the presentation is up to the Writers' Colony Fellow and can be a lecture, slide show, Q&A, reading, demonstration, gallery showing, etc.

Submissions must include application fee, a one page bio, a maximum 500-word description of the focus of your residency at the Writers' Colony, and 2 letters of recommendation. These letters of recommendation may be from employers, teachers, clients, customers, etc., as long as they are not relatives.

There will be an early submission deadline of March 1, 2011, with a $15 nonrefundable application fee. All application materials except the letters of recommendation must be turned in at that time. Letters of recommendation must be postmarked by March 28, 2011.

The final submission deadline is April 2, 2011, with a $35 nonrefundable application fee.

Rules and Regulations:

1. Must not be an employee or relative of an employee of the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow.

2. Scheduled stay must include contiguous days.

3. Must have completed the week's stay by June 21, 2012.

4. Winner must schedule stay a minimum of two weeks in advance.

5. Vegetarian meals are available for the winner upon request.

Visit website for complete details including application and reference forms:

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Phone: 479-253-7444