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 any literary genre. The residency provides lodging in Bucknell's "Poets' Cottage" and a stipend of $5,000.

In the spring semester of 2025, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2025–26 Roth Residences (Aug.–Dec. 2025 and Jan.–May 2026). The application deadline for both residencies is Feb. 1, 2025. Please note: The Roth Residency is now open to writers in ANY literary genre: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid works, graphic fiction, etc.

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2024–25 Philip Roth Residents

Fall 2024 Philip Roth Resident

Vivisn Hu portrait

Vivian Hu is a writer and cellist. A 2024 NEA Fellow, Vivian has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and A Public Space. Her stories have appeared in A Public Space, The Drift, Narrative, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Cornell University, where she was an MFA Lecturer and assistant editor for EPOCH. She is an aquarius.

Spring 2025 Philip Roth Resident

Alfredo Aguilar

Alfredo Aguilar is the author of the poetry collection On This Side of the Desert (Kent State University Press 2020) selected by Natalie Diaz for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize. He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers and has been awarded support from MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and The de Groot Foundation. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, Waxwing, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. Born and raised in North County San Diego, he now resides in Central Texas.

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Former Roth Residents

  • Spring 2024, Zachary Carlstrom (fiction)
  • Fall 2023, Glorious Piner (poetry)
  • Spring 2023, Madhu Kaza (fiction)
  • Fall 2022, Alberto Reyes Morgan (fiction)
  • Spring 2022, Andres Vaamonde (fiction)
  • Fall 2021, no resident
  • Spring 2021, Bonnie Chau (fiction)
  • Fall 2020, David Joseph (fiction)
  • Spring 2020, Leah Hampton (fiction)
  • Fall 2019, Monterica Sade Neil (nonfiction)
  • Spring 2019, Sophie Klahr (poetry)
  • Fall 2018, Aurora Masum-Javed (poetry)
  • Spring 2018, Meghan Lamb (prose)
  • Fall 2017, Ngwah Mbo-Nkweti (prose)
  • Spring 2017, Raena Shirali (poetry)
  • Fall 2016, Jessica Frank (poetry)
  • Spring 2016, Martha Park (prose)
  • Fall 2015, Christina Nichol (prose)
  • Spring 2015, Diana Khoi Nguyen (poetry)
  • Fall 2014, Corey Miller (poetry)
  • Spring 2014, Alexander Lumans (prose)
  • Fall 2013, Tennessee Jones (prose)
  • 2012-13 Justin Boening (poetry)
  • 2011-12 Smith Henderson (prose)
  • 2010-11 Leslie Harrison (poetry)
  • 2009-10 Mike Scalise (prose)
  • 2008-09 Eduardo Corral (poetry)
  • 2007-08 Rajesh Parameswaran (fiction)
  • 2006-07 Beth Martinelli (poetry)

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