I have just learned that I have been admitted into Yaddo, the artist colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, for a one-month residency this summer. From their website:
“Collectively, artists who have worked at Yaddo have won 63 Pulitzer Prizes, 25 MacArthur Fellowships, 60 National Book Awards, 22 National Book Critics Circle Awards, 108 Rome Prizes, 45 Whiting Writers’ Awards, a Nobel Prize (Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976), and countless other honors. Many books by Yaddo authors have been made into films. Past visitors include James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Patricia Highsmith, Langston Hughes, Ted Hughes, Alfred Kazin, Ulysses Kay, Jacob Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Katherine Anne Porter, Mario Puzo, Clyfford Still, and Virgil Thomson.”
I will be in residence from June–July and will be working on my book-in-progress, Works Cited.