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" and a stipend of $5,000.
We now offer two residencies each year, one each in 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 University Press), Michelle Hoover (The Quickening, Other Press), Beth Martinelli (To Darkness, Finishing Line Press), Emily Rapp (Poster Child: A Memoir, Bloomsbury), Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am An Executioner: Love Stories, Knopf), and Smith Henderson (Fourth of July Creek, Ecco).
In the spring semester of 2016, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2016–17 Philip Roth Residencies, which will be awarded to writers of poetry. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2016. For eligibility and application requirements, and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal.