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Writer-in-Residence Program

We’re pleased to partner with The Study Hotels’ Writer-in-Residence program to provide writers with time and space to nurture their creativity and complete works-in-progress. Yale Writers' Workshop will select three writers annually for the seven-day residency in New Haven. Please review the criteria and terms of the residency. Dates for the next residency are listed below. The deadline for Winter/Spring 2020 is December 22, 2019.


There is a formal application process. Yale Writers' Workshop will seek nominations from alumni, faculty and the New Haven writing community. Nominated writers will complete a statement of purpose outlining their intended writing project for the residency. A priority will be given to writers completing projects. Writers of all genres are eligible: poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting. Two letters of recommendation are required as part of the nomination form.

Retreat and Write

The writer selected will have a one-week complimentary stay at the Study Hotel in New Haven. Benefits include:

  • $65 per diem to be used on food and beverages within the property (Heirloom, room service, café). Alcohol excluded.
  • Unlimited complimentary coffee, tea, and water
  • Access to on-site printer
  • Custom Study Hotels seersucker robe with embroidered initials
  • Complimentary access to select museums and theaters
  • Complimentary valet parking

Please note that travel to and from the hotel is not covered.

Terms of Residency

During their residency, writers commit to one event for hotel guests. (Please include event proposal in statement of purpose.) Suggested formats, include, but  are not limited to:

  •  Reading to introduce their work (current or previous)
  •  Hosting a relevant workshop, i.e. “Introduction to Poetry Writing”, “Journal Writing”, “Storytelling Strategies.”)
  •  Q&A with hotel guests (either one-on-one sessions or small group setting)

The winner must also write a short note or message on what “Study” or the “Writer-in-Residence” program means to the author, and allow documentation of residency to be used in Study Hotels marketing materials, for example:

  •  Photography of the writer in various spaces throughout the hotel
  •  Photography/videography of event

The writer must give the Study Hotel access to materials distributed during the event, and donate an autographed recent publication (if applicable) to the hotel’s Living Room library

Date: Winter/Spring 2020 Residency Period

Writers select their top two choices for the residency on the nomination form.

  • January 19th – January 25th
  • February 9th – February 15th
  • March 15th – March 21st
  • May 3rd – May 9th

Dates of residency determined by Study Hotels and may not be altered.


If you'd like to nominate someone, please email us for a link to the nomination form at

Past Writers-in-Residence

Fall 2019: Julie Buntin