Serious about writing? Have muse firmly in hand, but no space to let her dance? Consider applying to the James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program in Stonington, CT. You can apply for either a five-month or an eleven-month residence in which you work and live rent-free in the apartment Merrill left to the village of Stonington. The only requirement is that you complete a project of literary or academic merit and that you contribute in some way to the community life of Stonington.
Although the program has been in place since 1995, this is the first year that a stipend will also be granted, with a $5000 stipend awarded for the five-month term and a $10,000 stipend awarded for the eleven-month term. Applications for 2009-10 are due January 15, 2009