The Baltic Writing Residency

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.

Thus, each year, one writer is offered a month-long residency at the gorgeous Hotel Bergs in historic Riga, Latvia; another writer is offered a week-long residency at a historic croft cottage in Brora, Scotland; and another writer is offered one to three months at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, respectively. Though the residencies offer privacy and seclusion, residents are encouraged, if not urged, to take full advantage the vibrant locations in which they find themselves.