Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence

2020 Writer-in-Resident Program Now Accepting Applications!
Become the 2020 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence! Applications are being accepted and should be post-marked by October 15, 2019. The 2020 residence will run from March 18 to April 8, 2020.
Learn more about the program here.
Download the application here.

Why a Writer-in-Residence at Carl Sandburg Home NHS
It was the desire of Mrs. Lilian Sandburg, when her family's North Carolina home became a unit of the National Park Service in 1968, that Connemara continue to be a place of inspiration for future generations of writers. With the support of the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara her idea was first implemented in 2010.

This program offers writers an opportunity to live and work at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The three-week residency commences during April. Housing is offered in an historic cottage near the Sandburg Home.

The program is targeted at early-career writers. In addition to uninterrupted writing time, the residencies offer opportunities for service at Carl Sandburg Home NHS and in the local community, for presentation of workshops or readings, and for literary projects of their own in the region, where there is a vibrant literary community. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, outgoing, interested in multiple aspects of the literary field, and has a desire to engage with the community.

This program is made possible through support from the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara.

Learn How to Become a Writer-in-Residence here. For additional information, contact the Education Coordinator at 828-693-4178 or by e-mail.


Prior Residents
2019 Writer-in-Residence Susan Polizzotto
2018 Writer-in-Residence Carlene Kucharczyk
2017 Writer-in-Residence John Michael Flynn

2016 Writer-in-Residence Kimberly Simms

2015 Writer-in-Residence Lisa Lopez Snyder

2014 Writer-in-Residence Adam Bresson

2013 Writer-in-Residence Katherine Hester

2012 Writer-in-Residence Alice Fogel

2011 Writer-in-Residence Jane Sadusky

2010 Writer-in-Residence Christina Lovin

Last updated: August 12, 2019

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81 Carl Sandburg Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731


(828) 693-4178

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