Spalding’s Approach to Low Residency
At Spalding, residencies offer 10 inspiring days of faculty-led workshops, lectures, readings, book discussions and cultural events. Students and mentors create an independent-study plan.
Friendships form over conversation. Collaborations begin after hours in the hotel lounge. Writing becomes a less solitary pursuit.
During optional summer residencies abroad, we take our rich curriculum overseas to a different locale each year.
Spring 2017: May 26 – June 4, in Louisville
Summer 2017: July 12-24, in Edinburgh, Scotland
Fall 2017: November 10 – 19, in Louisville
Spring 2018: May 25 – June 3, in Louisville
The Primary Focus: Your Concentration
- You’ll participate in a faculty-led workshop in your genre.
- Attend faculty lectures in your concentration.
- Read a faculty book or script and hear the author discuss its path to publication or production.
Plenary lectures examine universal questions of subject, structure, and style. And at each residency you’ll get to know another genre in a rotating series:
- Write outside your area in a brief cross-genre exercise.
- Read work by a distinguished writer, hear the writer speak, and participate in a private Q&A.
Visiting writers have included Natasha Trethewey, Michael Ondaatje, John Patrick Shanley, Barry Lopez and Jacqueline Woodson.
- Teaching workshop
- Book-length manuscript workshop
- Film production seminar
- Option to spend one residency workshop in another genre