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Fri., July 26, 2019 and Sat., July 27, 2019 Two weekends ago, Wellspring celebrated its 20th anniversary year with a special two-night reading event. Attendees and visitors alike came to pay their respects by sharing what many of them called their “love letter to Wellspring”. The Poems from the Wellspring anthology, co-edited by Arlyn Miller … Continue reading Wellspring Celebrates 20 years!
Due to popular demand, we've posted a new page to our website featuring some of the most popular questions-and-answers we've been asked by applicants and residents. Be sure to read through them before your stay! FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Aubrey Crosby and John T. Howard join the Wellspring Family! We're thrilled to welcome our new Writers-in-Residence, Aubrey Crosby and John T. Howard to the Wellspring House Retreat for Writers. Aubrey Crosby is currently at work on a poetry chapbook and a collection of short stories. Her poems and fiction have appeared online and in … Continue reading Wellspring welcomes our new Writers-In-Residency!
Naomi Shihab Nye chose Chivas Sandage's poem, “Chopping Onions,” as runner-up for the Southern Humanities Review 2017 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, which includes a cash award and publication. The documentary film about Daniela Gioseffi, Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story has been screening with talks by Anton Evangelista, the prize-winning filmmaker, and Daniela, and previewed to rave reviews at the Maya Daren … Continue reading Wellspring Community News: December
We're delighted to say that this was our busiest fall yet! As we're preparing for the holiday season, we wanted to pause a moment and thank each and every one of you who stayed at Wellspring this fall—and this last year, and this last decade or two! Friendships were formed over many a late-night fireside debate, drafts were drafted, … Continue reading A Glorious Fall in Ashfield
Prakash Younger's first book, Boats on the Marne: Jean Renoir's Critique of Modernity was just released by Indiana University Press. Olivia Kate Cerrone is appearing in the Four Stories reading series on Thursday as part of Boston's annual Lit Crawl. Olivia will also be appearing at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday. Patricia Fargnoli's fifth book, Hallowed: New and Selected Poems, was published in September, 2017 by … Continue reading Wellspring Community News: October 2017
This fall, Wellspring hosted Netherlands-based visual artists Sarah Jane Hickson and Jaqueline Muitjens, who recently completed a three-week residency in Ashfield. During their time at Wellspring, they transformed Ann's Studio into their own studio workspace, drew inspiration from Ashfield's fall festival, drank a lot of strong coffee, and produced a series of stunning cyanotype prints. They documented their process and … Continue reading Wellspring in Blue: Artists in Residence
We're so excited to share that the winner of Split This Rock's 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest will be awarded a week-long residency at Wellspring House. Split this Rock "cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change," and the contest "serves to raise the visibility and prestige of poetry of provocation … Continue reading Split this Rock Contest Winner to Receive Wellspring Residency
There's much to celebrate in the Wellspring community. Here are just a few of the accomplishments and successes Wellspring residents have enjoyed in the last couple of months: John Christina has recently shown photography, including work done in Ashfield in general and Wellspring House in particular, at the Bristol Art Museum and at the Museum-sponsored Art Al … Continue reading Wellspring Community News: August 2017