A semester writing in Savannah sounds great… This email from Emma Lunbeck, the Writing Program Director for Edgewood Arts, a non-profit organization located in Savannah, GA, was forwarded to me by American University:
Our program invites two writers to live in the Edgewood house, a spacious home across from one of Savannah’s famous parks. Together with our program directors, these writers hold weekly group critiques, supporting and inspiring one another. We also ask our residents to participate as teachers in our Storyboard program, an arts education initiative aimed at Savannah middle school students. Edgewood Arts provides teacher training and tested curricula, so no teaching experience is necessary. The goal of our organization is to encourage young writers to involve themselves in their communities. Our residents become part of the Edgewood collective and they also hone their craft by teaching it to the next generation.
Our Fall Session runs from September 4th to December 18th. We welcome applications in poetry, fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction. Our application deadline is July 3rd, 2009. More information and application materials are available on our website at www.edgewoodarts.org.