I’m back in beautiful Rabun Gap, Georgia, for a 10-day writer’s residency at The Hambidge Center. Here’s the studio in the woods where I’ll be writing for the next week:
Oh, and I love this shot of the path I walk whenever I want dinner or Internet access:
If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll remember I’ve completed two previous stays at this colony over the last few years: five weeks in 2009 and two weeks in 2010. I’ve written a lot about how Hambidge is a magical place that fosters creativity and productivity. It’s also where I met Cooper, a stray dog who has since become part of my family.
After getting rejected from the only residency I applied to this year, I’d thought this would be my first fall since 2009 without a colony experience. (I went to VCCA last September.) But Hambidge occasionally invites past fellows to fill in when they have a cancellation, and since I have control over my schedule (yeah solopreneurship!) and absolutely LOVE the mountains in the fall, I packed my car and drove to Georgia.
This residency will hopefully serve both as a getaway from the city grind and a super productive period for work. I’ll keep you posted!
In the meantime, if a writer’s residency sounds appealing, here’s how to find and apply to colonies.
5 Replies to “Escaping to Hambidge, My Favorite Writer’s Colony”
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Have an amazingly productive time!
Wow, this place looks awesome… Can’t wait to get to a writer’s colony myself. 🙂
Do you know of any sites that list good ones in Europe or outside the US in general?
This is a good place to stay in! Through this, maybe even not me or any writer, could possibly go on the right way of writing because of the environment that’s peaceful and calm. Thanks for sharing this!