LAST CALL: Cirenaica Residencies

 UW-Eau Claire emeritus professor and former Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland

UW-Eau Claire emeritus professor and former Wisconsin poet laureate Max Garland

Throughout the  summer of 2016, Cirenaica will host six, 3-day writing residencies.  Though our June residencies have filled, we still have a few spots left for Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser’s poetry residency and John Hildebrand’s nonfiction residency and Erika Janik's 'writing for radio' residency.

The Nuts and Bolts

Each residency will host a maximum of 10 writers.  Writers will be joined by a writer-in-residence, who will oversee workshops and conferences, as well as the occasional special guests, who will take part in evening activities and readings.

When you sign-up for a residency at Cirenaica, you know you’re going to learn from the best. Our residencies seek to balance creation with instruction, providing the flexibility and structure to ensure that all writers of all backgrounds can thrive.  

It's like your favorite class and your summer camp all rolled into one!

Spend your mornings writing in one of our many pristine, shared work spaces, then dedicate your afternoons to workshops, lectures and conferences with our writer-in-residence.  In the evenings, unwind with fellowship and networking around the campfire.  In addition, enjoy guest visits from local writers and prepare for your residency’s public reading, scheduled for the final night of each session.  

But Is It for Me?

Whether you’ve been writing for decades or days, Cirenaica has a place for you! The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild invites you to submit an application and a writing sample for consideration. It’s our mission to support and inspire writers of all levels, so don’t hesitate to put yourself in the running to spend a few days writing with us!