Sweet Home Alabama

May. 5 2016
A. J. B. Johnston
Residencies & Colonies


Sweet writing home that is.

I am more than greatly pleased to announce that the Center for the Writing Arts in Fairhope, Alabama has awarded me a three-month term as Writer-in-Residence. My residency will be from January to March 2017, a pretty nice time for a Nova Scotia boy to be south — living and writing in a temperate clime rather than enduring snow and sleet.

The cottage that houses the WIR looks to be a comfortable, charming spot, all a writer could want. Just as importantly, the community of Fairhope is a lively cultural place. Its citizens care deeply for the arts and natural world. Fairhope has a striking setting on a bank overlooking Mobile Bay, with the natural wonders of the vast delta — America's Amazon — not too far away.

For more information on the program in Fairhope, please follow the link below.


PS - It was thanks to a notice in the TWUC magazine, Write, that I learned of this WIR program, and submitted an application.