California Writing Residency – 2017 Recipients

We’re excited to welcome our California Writing Residency 2017 recipients–William Deverell, Elline Lipkin, and Ruth Nolan. These three authors will each have two weeks to write in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead and help carry on the tradition of the California voice from April 1 through May 15. Finished work will be considered for inclusion in The Cost of Paper anthology.

William Deverell is Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and Professor of History at University of Southern California. He publishes non-fiction on the history and culture of the 19th and 20th century American West and is author of Evangel, a short story which appeared in Exposition Review in 2016.

Elline Lipkin is the author of two books: The Errant Thread, chosen by Eavan Boland for the Kore Press First Book Award and Girls’ Studies, published by Seal Press. A poet and nonfiction writer, she affiliates with the University of California, Los Angeles Center for the Study of Women and teaches for Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in a variety of journals and she is a contributor to Ms. Magazine online and the academic site Girl w/Pen.  Currently, she is the Poet Laureate of Altadena, California.

Ruth Nolan, a former wildland firefighter, is a writer/professor based in Palm Springs, CA. She’s the author of Ruby Mountain (Finishing Line Press, 2016); her story “Palimpsest,” from LA Fiction: Southland Writing by Southland Writers (Red Hen Press, 2016), received an honorable mention in Sequestrum’s 2016 Editor’s Reprint contest and was nominated for a 2016 PEN Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. Her work’s been published in James Franco Review; Angels Flight LA; Rattling WallKCET; Desert Oracle; Women’s Studies Quarterly; News from Native California, and more. Ruth holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UCRUniversity of California, Riverside.

 


 

1888 + Yefe Nof are pleased to announce the California Writing Residency. California writers from the coast and valleys to the forests and deserts are invited to apply for three two-week residencies in the mountains of Lake Arrowhead where the creative environment will nurture your craft and help carry on the tradition of the California voice.

The submission period is from January 1 through February 28 and applications will be accepted through Submittable. Our panel of judges will select three California authors and schedule residencies from April 1 through May 15. Finished work will be considered for inclusion in The Cost of Paper anthology.