Inaugural Writer Residencies
These one-week residencies support literary artists living in southeast Louisiana in celebration of our newly constructed Writer’s Cabin. 2020-2021
These one-week residencies support literary artists living in southeast Louisiana in celebrationn of our newly constructed Writer’s Cabin. Awardees were selected by A Studio in the Woods based on their contributions and dedication to the New Orleans literary community.
Inaugural Writer Residents
Kristina Kay Robinson Literary Artist, 2021, Louisiana Kristina Kay Robinson is a writer, curator, and visual artist born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her ongoing installation and performance art project, Republica: Temple of Color and Sound has been presented in exhibition at “Welcome to the Afrofuture”…
Anya Groner Literary Artist, 2021, Louisiana Anya Groner plans to use this residency to continue work on a novel. Set in Louisiana between 1911-1927, the narrative follows Simone Walsh, an Irish-American teenager living in New Orleans who is diagnosed with leprosy and sent upriver to Carville,…
Maurice Carlos Ruffin Literary Artist, 2021, Louisiana Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of We Cast a Shadow, which was published by One World Random House. The novel was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the PEN America Open Book Prize.…