I’m accepting applications for short-term writers residencies at Hillend, Madrid, New Mexico. These residencies are designed to give writers and artists time and space to complete their creative projects in a quiet and productive environment otherwise known as a 1948 School Bus!
Hillend, my home, is located on 20 acres in the high desert landscape of Santa Fe County. It’s perfect for hiking, camping, and nature walks. Located less than a 30 miles from downtown Santa Fe, an incredible creative city, and only ten minutes from Madrid, NM. Hillend is a great place for those looking for a rustic and rural setting with access to art, music and history.
The 1948 School Bus is a dry (no running water) space just down from my home, out of sight yet close enough for company if so desired. It’s furnished with a twin bed, a desk, a wood-burning stove, a deck that looks over the Ortiz Mountains, as well as a personal detached outhouse. While the bus has neither electricity nor running water, writers have a small two ring burner, cooler, firewood, and basic kitchen set up. I lived in there for some years as I built my own home so it’s comfortable and cosy – although short, that is, if you’re taller than 5’7, you’ll feel hunched over, sorry.
Each residency costs $150/week and includes your own private space, internet, and solitude that’s close to a thriving creative community.
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Applications for this residency are free and rolling. Apply today to get preferred dates.
Let me know why this appeals. Thanks.