Artist & Writer Residency

Mission: Our mission is to connect artists and writers from around the world with the local community to inform, educate and empower people through art in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

Wow, What an incredibly productive two weeks amidst glorious sunny weather, brilliant scenery, and excellent company.

I appreciate the gift of time, not just the solo work hours in the studio, but the time you all spent with me on hikes, mushroom hunting excursions, and trips to other sites around here.

I can honestly say I learned quite a bit about plant life, seasons, various animals, and the moon – which has really galvanized the content and production of my work.

Joanna Hoge – May 2016

The Gift of Time

For two weeks I have been alternating between moments of vast and unnerving productivity and moments of banging my head against these tree house walls. To any writers who read this in the future, remember that there is value in both – that the knocking sometimes dislodges in the imagination that which could never be found in stillness.

Bryna Cofrin-Shaw – September 2018

To the writers in residence