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Writer-in-Residence Opportunity

Benetvision is once again offering the opportunity to apply to become the Joan Chittister Writer-in-Residence at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, in Erie, Pennsylvania for a period of one month. If you are working on a writing project related to Joan Chittister's areas of interest (contemporary spirituality, women in the Church, justice issues, etc.) we welcome you to apply to spend four weeks living at the monastery, focusing on your writing goals. Your project may be an academic paper, poetry collection, essay, memoir, or another form of writing, but must be written with the intention of publication. A Benetvision staff member will meet with you throughout the residency to discuss your progress on the project.

A small stipend, in addition to room and board, is available for the Writer-in-Residence. 

The dates of the residency can be negotiated.

Applications may be submitted at this link.

If you are a young person looking for a longer experience living at the monastery, not focused on writing, click here for more information.
To learn about a year-long monastic immersion experience, click here.