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The Collective Residency

Is NOT Taking Applications


What Is The Collective Residency?

The Collective Residency 2023 is a three-day residency for 2 women-identifying poets held in Columbus, Ohio, from Friday, December 8th, through Sunday, December 10th.

During that time, writers are able to work on a project of their choosing. On Saturday evening, they will each give a 20-minute featured reading to showcase their current or past work, which will be open to the community and will also be recorded for the diVERSES platform.

Upon acceptance, 2 women-identifying poets will be selected to stay in the space (see below for accommodation information). 

The first poet, The Collective Residentmust be a poet of color and will receive a $200 stipend for their work.

A second poet, The Visiting Collective Resident, will not receive a stipend but will stay in the same space during the residency for free.

No other guests or outside visitors are permitted in the space.

We are not taking applications for the December Residency at this time; any submissions would be taken as donations

$20 application fee


Do you identify as Black, Asian, Hispanic, or non-white?

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The Collective Residency will be held in a scenic downtown neighborhood of Columbus called German Village that is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Main Library, coffee shops, the Book Loft (a large bookstore), major bus routes, parks, and food options. 

The space has two bedrooms and a single bath.

Towards the south side of downtown Columbus, it takes about 20 minutes to arrive from the airport.



The residency will include:


Shampoo/Soap/Toilet Paper



Dishes/Kitchen Essentials


Free parking

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