Directory of Writers’ Colonies

Writers’ Colonies are places where you may write in peace. They vary in many ways, from what they provide to what they cost, to how long you stay and whether or not you spend time with other writers or alone. Contact the individual colony to find out more about what they offer. To reach any of these colonies, call or send a SASE requesting information and brochures.

Act I Creativity Center, #1201
c/o Plotsky
4550 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 753-0208

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat
Eyeries, Beara
West Cork, Ireland
Tel: 353 (0)27 74441
Fax: 353 (0)27 74448
E-mail: anamcararetreat@eircom.net
Web site: http://www.ugr.com/anamcararetreat/

Mary Anderson Center, #1201
c/o Sarah Yates
101 St. Francis Drive
Mt. St. Francis, IN 47146
Phone: (812) 923-8602
FAX: (812) 923-3200
e-mail: sry847@aol.com

Atlantic Center for the Arts
1414 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
(904) 427-6975

Edward Albee Foundation
14 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-2020

Bellagio Study and Conference Center
Rockefeller Foundation
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-8500

Blue Mountain Center
Blue Mountain Lake,
New York, NY 12812
(518) 325-7391

Centrum Artist-In-Residence
P.O. Box 1158
Port Townsend WA 98368
(206)385-3102

The Clearing
P.O. Box 65
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
(414) 854-4088

Cottages at Hedgebrook
2197 E. Millman Rd.
Langley, WA 98260
(206) 321-4786

Potash Arts
9 Frazier Lane
Cummington, MA 01026
(413) 634-2172

Curry Hill Plantation Writer’s Retreat
404 Cresmont Ave.
Hattiesburg MS 39401
(601) 264-7034

Djerassi Foundation
2325 Bear Gulch Rd.
Woodside, CA 94062
(415) 851-8395

Dorland Mountain Arts Colony
P.O. Box 6
Temecula, CA 92593
(714) 676-5039

Dorset Colony House for Writers
P.O. Box 519
Dorset, VT 05251
(802) 867-2223

Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
P.O. Box 565
Provincetown, MA 02657
(508) 487-9960

The Hambridge Center
P.O. Box 339
Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Kalani Honua
R.R. 2, Box 4500
Pahoa, HI 96778
(808) 965-7828

The MacDowell Colony
100 High St.
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-3886
(212) 966-4860

Mantalvo Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 158
Saratoga, CA 95071
(408) 741-3421

Mesa Refuge
c/o Common Counsel Foundation
1221 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 834-2995

Millay Colony for the Arts
Steepletop
P.O. Box 3
Austerlitz NY 12017-0003
(518)392-3103

Niaguna Colony
Route 1
Stoutland, MO 65567
(No Phone)

Northwood Institute Creativity Center
3225 Cook Rd.
Midland, MI 48640-2398
(517) 837-4478

Oregon Writers Colony House
P.O. Box 15200
Portland, OR 97215
(513) 771-0428

Palenville Interarts Colony
P.O. Box 59
Palenville, NY 12463
(518) 678-3332

Ragdale Foundation
1260 N. Green bay Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(708) 234-1063

The Saint James Colony
P.O. Box 71
Saint James, MI 49782
(No Telephone)

The Syvenna Foundation Writers-In-Residence
Route 1, Box 193
Linden, TX 75563
(903)835-8252

Ucross Foundation
2836 U.S. Highway 14-16 East
Clearmont, WY 82835
(307)737-2291

Vermont Studio Center
P.O. Box 613
Johnson, VT 05656
(802) 635-2727

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Box VCCA
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
(804) 946-7236

The Woodstock Guild’s Byrdcliffe Arts Colony
34 Tinker St.
Woodstock, NY 12498
(914) 679-2079

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation
P.O. Box 545
Taos, NM 87571
(505) 758-2413

The Writer’s Place
Cliffs of Moher
County Clare, Ireland
info@salmonpoetry.com
(+) 353 65 7081941.

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow
515 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
501-253-7444
501-253-9859 (fax)
E: director@writerscolony.org
Web: www.writerscolony.org

Yaddo
P.O. Box 395
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3095
(518) 548-0746

2 thoughts on “Directory of Writers’ Colonies

  1. Hello, do you know of any writer’s colony for writers who are trying to write literary works? I know that in a sense includes everyone but if we abridge it we can say that it relates to experimental uses of language and probing the psyche in thoughtful philosophical works. Are there any such colonies available for free? If one were to run away from the mundane world to write what would be your recommendation on how best to achieve it?

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