2023 Writers-in-Residence in Partnership with The Mount Edith Wharton’s Home

Writing Residency 2023

The Edith Wharton & Straw Dog Writers Guild Writers-in-Residence Program 2023

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s former home in Lenox, Massachusetts, in partnership with Straw Dog Writers Guild, offers one-week residencies during March for nine emerging writers, three writers each for three weeks (poets, fiction, creative non-fiction writers, screen-or playwrights). Selected writers will receive a $500 stipend, workspaces at The Mount, and lodging at a neighboring Inn for the entirety of their residency.

Week 1: Sunday, March 5 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
Week 2: Sunday, March 12 to Saturday, March 18, 2023
Week 3: Sunday, March 19 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

Residents will work at The Mount in Lenox, MA.

Edith Wharton designed The Mount, a Georgian revival mansion, on a wooded parcel on the shores of Laurel Lake and lived there from 1902 to 1911. Wharton called The Mount her “first true home,” where she came into her own as a writer and produced some of her most iconic works. Today, The Mount is a historic house museum and cultural center that celebrates the artistic, literary, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton.

Application Fee:
fee waived for members of The Mount and Straw Dog Writers Guild or financial hardship

Important Dates:
Application opens September 1, 2022
Application deadline October 1, 2022
Finalists will be announced on November 15, 2022
9 Residents will be announced on December 15, 2022

Questions? Contact: Patricia Pin, Public Programs Director ppin@edithwharton.org or 413-551-5110