Journalists, essayists, economists, naturalists, screenwriters, authors of memoirs, and other writers who need solitude essential to creative work may apply for a two- or four-week session at The Mesa Refuge,  a Spring and Fall residency program for environmental writers, in Point Reyes Station, CA. Room and most dinners are provided at no cost; however donations are welcome. Travel to and from Point Reyes is each resident's responsibility. The program is open to both experienced and emerging writers.
Since 1997, the Mesa Refuge has supported more than 600 writers and other creatives, mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy and social equity. A Mesa Refuge residency is an opportunity to develop ideas and present them to the public. We give priority to writers focusing on nature, the human economy and social equity. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
Residents are offered the gift of time and space. There is a settling in, a letting go, a connecting with nature's muse, and a finding of creative rhythm. Deadlines: Dec 1, 2016 for Spring 2017; Jun 1, 2017 for Fall 2017.