Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
Named for Bucknell's renowned literary alumnus and initiated in the fall of 1993, the Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing offers up to four months of unfettered writing time for a writer working on a first or second book. In alternate years, the residency is awarded to poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage," an office in the Stadler Center, and a stipend of $4,000.
We now offer two residencies each year, which occur during Bucknell's fall and spring semesters. Applications for the following academic year are due in late winter each year. At that time, applicants may apply to be considered for either the fall or spring residency, or for both. The fall residency extends from late August to mid-December; the spring residency from mid-February to late May.
Recent Roth Residents who have published books subsequent to the Residence include Eduardo Corral (Slow Lightning, Yale), Michelle Hoover (The Quickening, Other Press), Beth Martinelli (To Darkness, Finishing Line Press), Emily Rapp (Poster Child: A Memoir, Bloomsbury), and Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am An Executioner: Love Stories, Knopf).
The application process for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 residencies is complete. In Spring 2014, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2014-15 Philip Roth Residencies, which will be awarded to poets. The Fall Residence will extend from late August through mid-December 2014. The Spring Residence will extend from mid-February through late May 2015. Deadlines will be posted in summer 2013. For eligibility and application requirements, and to submit an application, please use the SCP Application Portal, at right.
Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing, 2012–13
Justin Boening is the 2012-13 Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing. Boening, an editor for Poetry Northwest and YesYes Books, is the recipient of a 2012 Chapbook Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America and awards from the Vermont Studio Center, where he was a Henry David Thoreau Fellow, and Summer Literary Seminars, where he won the SLS-St. Petersburg Review Award for Poetry. He was a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 2010, a runner-up for the "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, St. Petersburg Review, Vinyl Poetry, and elimae, among others.
Events for Justin Boening
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4 p.m. Willard Smith Library, Vaughan Literature Building
The reading is free and open to the public.
Former Philip Roth Residents
1993-94 Blake Maher (fiction)
1994-95 Roger Fanning (poetry)
1995-96 Pamela Leri (fiction)
1996-97 Joe Wenderoth (poetry)
1997-98 Rhonda Claridge (fiction)
1998-99 Adrian Oktenberg (poetry)
1999-00 Tom Franklin (fiction)
2000-01 Ron Mohring (poetry)
2001-02 Junse Kim (fiction)
2002-03 Brian Teare (poetry)
2003-04 Michelle Hoover (fiction)
2004-05 Melora Wolff (poetry)
2005-06 Emily Rapp (fiction)
2006-07 Beth Martinelli (poetry)
2007-08 Rajesh Parameswaran (fiction)
2008-09 Eduardo Corral (poetry)
2009-10 Mike Scalise (prose)
2010-11 Leslie Harrison (poetry)
2011-12 Smith Henderson (prose)