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), and Rajesh Parameswaran (I Am An Executioner: Love Stories, Knopf).

In the spring semester of 2015, the Stadler Center will accept applications for the 2015–16 Philip Roth Residencies, which will be awarded to writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2015. For eligibility and application requirements, and to submit an application, please use the Stadler Center Application Portal

Current Philip Roth Residents

Corey Miller

Corey Miller

Related Event

Poetry Reading on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at Noon in Walls Lounge.  FREE and open to the public.

Fall 2014 Philip Roth Resident

Corey Miller has recent prose appearing or forthcoming in Narrative, Sonora Review, and Forklift, Ohio.

He holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers.

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Related Event

Poetry Reading on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. FREE and open to the public.

Spring 2015 Philip Roth Resident

Diana Khoi Nguyen's poems and reviews appear in journals such as Poetry, Lana Turner, Kenyon Review, and West Branch, among others.

She has also received the Fred and Edith B. Herman Award from the Academy of American Poets and Scotti Merrill Award from the Key West Literary Seminars, as well as three Bread Loaf Writers Conference scholarships, an Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Lucille Clifton Scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.

She earned her MFA from Columbia University, and is currently at work on her first book. Nguyen is a native of California. She also has a website:

Recent Roth Residences

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)
2005-06 Emily Rapp (fiction)
2004-05 Melora Wolff (poetry)
2003-04 Michelle Hoover (fiction)
2002-03 Brian Teare (poetry)
2001-02 Junse Kim (fiction)
2000-01 Ron Mohring (poetry)
1999-00 Tom Franklin (fiction)
1998-99 Adrian Oktenberg (poetry)
1997-98 Rhonda Claridge (fiction)
1996-97 Joe Wenderoth (poetry)
1995-96 Pamela Leri (fiction)
1994-95 Roger Fanning (poetry)
1993-94 Blake Maher (fiction)


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