Gulf South Writer in the Woods
A collaborative program of A Studio in the Woods and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
From 2017 – 2022 Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, supported the creative work, scholarship, and community engagement of writers examining the Gulf South region.
SELECTION PROCESS – Gulf South Writers in the Woods were selected through a jury process. The position was awarded on the merit of the proposal, the stage of the manuscript, and its potential to result in new and refreshed understandings about this region. The jury also considered the impact of the position on the writer’s career trajectory. View former application guidelines here.
SUPPORT – The awardees received a stipend of $5,000, a 6-week residency at A Studio in the Woods over 18 months, Tulane University library access, and staff support from the presenting partners.
Gulf South Writer in the Woods Residents
Desiree S. Evans Writer, 2021-22, Louisiana As the third Gulf South Writer in the Woods, Desiree S. Evans worked to complete a dystopian literary fantasy novel set hundreds of years into the future along what remains of the Gulf Coast. The novel tells the story of…
Ladee Hubbard Writer, 2019-20, Louisiana Ladee Hubbard was the second Gulf South Writer in the Woods, in residence for a total of six weeks spread out over 2019 and 2020. During the residency, Hubbard revised her novel, The Rib King. Spanning a ten-year period between…
Edward Ball Writer, 2017-18, Connecticut As the inaugural Gulf South Writer in the Woods resident, Edward Ball was hosted in the woods in partnership with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. During his residency, Ball worked on a new manuscript, gave lectures, and…