An Opportunity for Writers with Children

The 2014 My Time Fellowship for writers with children

A two-week fellowship is being offered by The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow for writers who are also parents, thanks to a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. The recipient will have a private suite with writing space, private bath, and wireless Internet in the historic arts town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The residency provides uninterrupted writing time, with dinner prepared five nights a week and served in our community diningroom. Residents also share the camaraderie of other professional writers and artists when they want it, and a community kitchen stocked with the basics for breakfast and lunch. My Time includes the two-week residency and provides a stipend of $1,500 to help pay for child care or travel expenses or to make up for time lost at work. My Time is not limited to a specific genre. Writers can work in poetry, memoir, fiction, nonfiction or young adult. Please include in the application package information about your family and how this fellowship will help you progress as a writer. No more than one page, please.


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Mat Johnson Joins the 2014 Kimbilio Retreat Faculty



Kimbilio welcomes acclaimed fiction writer and graphic novelist Mat Johnson to the summer 2014 faculty. A founding member of the Kimbilio advisory board, Mat He is the author of the novels PymDrop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a recipient of the United States Artist James Baldwin FellowshipThe Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature.

Mat Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

Mat, Z.Z. Packer and David Haynes will conduct workshops for the 2104 Kimbilio Fellows during the annual summer retreat in Taos.

Faculty member Dolen Perkins-Valdez is on maternity leave.  Congratulations to Dolen on the birth of her daughter.

Congratulations to the 2014 Kimbilio Fellows

Jamel Brinkley

Tia Clark

Zinzi Clemmons

Brian Gilmore

Andy Johnson

George Jordan

Jamie Moore

Kima Jones

Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Kecia Lynn

LaToya Watkins

Monica West

 They’ll be spending a week in Taos with returning Fellows from 2013.  Stay tuned for more details.