Adirondack Center for Writing

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Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency

Indoor and outdoor writing spaces, family-style meals, and fireside discussions at a lakeside lodge in the Adirondacks from Sunday, September 25 - Sunday, October 9

  • Applications open April - May 15
  • Decision Announcement: August 1

Application requirements:

  1. Cover Letter: Include a brief bio and a work plan for the residency. Copy and paste your cover letter in the space provided in the application.
  2. Writing Sample: Please send up to 10 pages of manuscript of your best writing in the genre you will writing in at the residency. Attach a PDF document using Arial, 12 sized font with 1.5 spacing. NOTE: Make sure your name is removed from manuscript file names or anywhere else on the material (except cover letter and references, if included). In order to remain unbiased, we will be forced to disregard any submissions that include your name.
  3. (2) References (Absolutely Optional): Applicants should attach optional reference letters to their application as a PDF document.
  4. $30.00 application fee

Please note: The Lodge at Twitchell Lake provides an abundance of physical space, and each resident has their own bedroom and bathroom. There are dozens of writing spaces around in and around the property. 

Requirements: Proof of vaccination is required for selected residents. Selected residents who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons will be required to provide proof of negative test upon arrival to the lodge and will contact ACW to ensure proper protocols are maintained and residents can enjoy the residency safely! Please reach out with any questions to

Adirondack Center for Writing