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Event Details

Shotpouch Collaborative Retreat

Application Deadline

Friday, December 1, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM

Applications for the Spring Shotpouch Collaborative Retreats are due today, December 1, 2017.

The Shotpouch Collaborative Retreat is a two-week retreat for two participants who wish to pursue a collaborative project, or two participants who each have individual projects and who anticipate a synergistic benefit from each other's presence.  At least one of the applicants must be a writer who takes inspiration from the natural world.  The second applicant may also be a writer, or he or she may work in any other field (e.g. science, philosophy, music, art, crafts, etc.).   In your joint application, please tell us how you plan to collaborate or otherwise support each other's work during the retreat.

Spring Creek Project sponsors the Collaborative Writing Retreat, and we believe that the writing life is far richer than the myth of the solitary individual, struggling alone to put words on paper, would suggest. The Collaborative Retreat recognizes that writers are part of a dynamic system of writers, readers and wider communities.  Unusual energy and inspiration can emerge when people from different backgrounds work together in a place of natural quiet and beauty.

Each participant will receive a stipend of $250.

To Apply

There is no fee for applying. For each applicant, please prepare the following materials:

  1. One page from each applicant describing your work, telling us how you plan to use the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek, and how you plan to collaborate or otherwise support one another's projects. 
  2. A work sample.  We are looking for artists whose work is consistent with the mission of the Spring Creek Project.  Please submit recent written work, published on unpublished, about 8-10 pages of poetry or 10-15 pages of prose.  Artists or scholars in fields other than creative writing may submit photos or a written description of their work.

Applications are due December 1, 2017, and participants will be selected and notified by January 1, 2018. There are two retreat dates available: February 24 - March 9, 2018, and March 11 - March 24, 2018.   


Click here for more information and to apply for the retreat.