writers residencies: Lynchburg College
- Lynchburg College
Thornton Writer Residency
Two 14 week residencies, including stipends of $12,000 each, at
Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia are awarded annually to a
fiction writer for the Fall term and a poet for the Spring term.
Creative nonfiction writers, screenwriters, playwrights, and mixed-
genre writers will also be considered either term. The writer-in-
residence will teach a three-credit writing workshop, present a
public reading, and visit a small number of classes. The residency
includes housing, some meals, and roundtrip travel expenses. To
apply, applicants should submit a cover letter, a published book
(returned upon completion of review), evidence of successful
teaching, a curriculum vita, and names and contact information for
three references by May 15th for the Fall term and July 15th for the
Spring term . There is no entry fee. These are the complete
If there are questions, please call 434-544-8267. Send complete
applications to Thornton Writer Residency, School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg,
Virginia 24501. Attn: Ms. Patty Irwin.
Candidate selection is contingent upon a successful background check.
Lynchburg College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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