MISSION AND HISTORY
The newly founded writing residency program is a gift of Kasia and Mark Wolny to the Lewis University academic community and established in memory of Stanisław Majchrowicz and Paul Pajeau.The program’s goal is to provide space and uninterrupted time to Lewis University faculty and student writers in a beautiful Florida location. The founders and organizers seek to support established and emerging writers, encourage creativity, foster collaboration, artistic exploration, and promote the growth of the writing community.
The Wolny Writing Residency is located in the coastal town of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, forty miles from Tampa. It offers two one-week sessions of summer retreat for Lewis University writing students, alumni, and faculty.
June session is open for a faculty writer or faculty collaborative group wishing to focus on a creative or academic writing project.
August session has a fellowship format: a guest author is invited to mentor and provide manuscript consultations for 2-3 creative writing students/alumni fellows. Fellows will use this week as a writing-intensive residency to produce a body of work that can be submitted for publication.
For each session, lodging is provided in a two bedroom (one bedroom has two beds; one has a king-size bed), two bathroom condominium with a fully equipped kitchen. It is located within a five-minute walk to the beach.
*Applications are reviewed by a set of rotating judges including faculty, students, and alumni.