The deadline to apply to do research for a novel, play, poetry, visual art, dance, or other creative work at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA is coming up on October 5, 2018. American Antiquarian Society Artist Fellowships are fantastic. I had one a couple years ago in support of the historical novel I am working on now, and couldn't believe the depth of their holdings and the generous support of their staff. It was like having a brilliant, helpful research staff and access to incredible holdings. There is a stipend and a housing option as well, complete with a room set up to be accessible for people with mobility disabilities, which is where I stayed.
In 2013/14, I wrote a series of blog posts for the Library as Incubator Project website. They were all about the experience of being Writer in Residence at my local public library, Forbes Library. They were intended to encourage other public libraries to develop writer in residence programs.
The Writer in Residence program at Forbes Library is still going strong.
Here is a link to posts by and about me on the Massachusetts Humanities blog, The Public Humanist. Topics include teaching fiction writing, reading Henry James, fiction as misdirection, and the 18th century theologian as slave-owner.