This girl from the heartland was quite intrigued by this announcement:
A New Writers’ Residency:
Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its inaugural season. Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately 2 hours south of Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths. A limited number of one-week residencies are available for September 18-25 and October 3-10. Lodging and food are included. Applications must be received by April 15, 2009, to be considered. Decisions will be announced by July 1st.
For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our website www.writersintheheartland.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.