DEADLINE: Mineral School Residencies for Writers

Event Date: 
April 15, 2023

Mineral School is an artists residency located in a former elementary school built in 1947 near Mt. Rainier, in Mineral, Washington. During 2023 and the first half of 2024, we'll host 24 creative people. (Separately, we'll host eight folks who are rescheduling from prior years or joining us in an invitational residency.) We'll host four two-week residency sessions as well as two one-week residency sessions for Spanish-language writers (one session for parents, one without that requirement), and a special one-week session for parents writing in English.

Applications for 2023 and the first half of 2024 open up March 2, 2023 and close April 15, 2023.

We provide accepted applicants with space and time to create new work without the interruptions of normal life and with the bonus of healthy meals prepared by culinary guest staffers using locally-grown organic produce and eggs where possible. Each resident will live in an 800-square foot former classroom that offers peekaboo views of Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier, and that will double as their writing studio, with desk and chair, lighting, bookcase, and lots of chalkboards. The school building has shared bathrooms with showers. Residents are served all meals daily (plus 24/7 access to a snack fridge and coffee/tea station), and will have the opportunity to share work with the public. Mineral features a fishing lake, boat rentals (or our kayaks), some in-town hiking trails, a bar, a B&B, a general store, churches, a post office, and many deer. It's a 25-minute drive to the Ashford/Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park.


Residency sessions with openings will be held during the following time periods:

  •     September 16-September 24, 2023 (Spanish-language session with Seattle Escribe for writers who are parents)
  •     October 1-October 15, 2023 (all genres)
  •     October 21-October 29, 2023 (parent writers and artists)
  •     November 5-November 19, 2023 (all genres)
  •     December 3-December 17, 2023 (all genres
  •     March 3-March 17, 2024 (all genres)
  •     March 30-April 7, 2024 (Spanish-language writers)

During 2023-2024, we are able to offer 17 fellowships so writers and artists may attend residency at no cost. All one-week sessions are free. Otherwise, two-week residency costs $425 (mixed-genre residencies).


Event Details

Mineral, WA