The Baltic Writing Residency was founded in 2008 in an effort to nurture the literary arts by offering talented individuals both a comfortable and rich cultural environment in which to immerse themselves, and a substantial amount of time in which to begin or further significant projects. The standards for competition are simply talent - both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply, keeping in mind that neither the writer, nor their project need have any relation to the geographic location of the residency to which they apply.
Our five residencies take place in Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; the village of Brora on the eastern coast of the Scottish Highlands; Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead, in Kentucky; and a residency devoted to underrepresented writers takes places in either the Old Louisville neighborhood of Louisville, KY or in the woods of Asheville, NC. Though the residencies offer privacy and seclusion. residents are encourages, if not urged, to take full advantage of the vibrant locations in which they find themselves.
To see all information on all of our programs, including fees, deadlines, &c. click here.