Supporting creative work in a place Hemingway loved and lived
Unique in the intermountain West, this residency provides an allowance of time and space in an historic house and a spectacular natural landscape for writers to work.
The Hemingway Writer-in-Residence is a residency program based in Ketchum, Idaho, and managed by The Community Library, custodian of the historic and privately-operated Ernest and Mary Hemingway House and Preserve.
The residency program is by invitation only, as we are focused at this time on aligning the residency with the Library’s programs, major initiatives, and community partnerships.
Letters of inquiry may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, and submissions may include a CV and/or writing sample.
The Library fields a large number of inquiries. We thank you for understanding that we are not able to respond to all inquiries and that responses may be delayed. We typically are not able to respond to time-sensitive inquiries.
September | John Maclean
Author of Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River. An award winning author and journalist, he spent thirty years at the Chicago Tribune. His other works include five nonfiction books about wildland fires—Fire on the Mountain, Fire and Ashes, The Thirtymile Fire, The Esperanza Fire, and River of Fire. Join us for his program on Sept. 27.
October | Joy Williams
Author of The Quick and the Dead, a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize–and four collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Visiting in partnership with Boise State University’s MFA Program and leading two student workshops during her time here.
October | Martyna Majok
Second annual Sun Valley Playright’s Residency. Born in Bytom, Poland and raised in New Jersey and Chicago, Majok was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Cost of Living, which debuts Fall 2022 on Broadway. Other plays include Sanctuary City, Queens, and Ironbound, which have been produced across American and international stages. Join us for a conversation with her on October 25.
Past Writers-In-Residence & Guests
Playwright and novelist.
Obie-award-winning playwright and inaugural Sun Valley Playwrights’ Resident. Playwright reception on Vimeo.
Writer. 2021 Hemingway Distinguished Lecturer.
Robert K. Elder
Author. 2020 Winter Read Keynote.
Stephen McDougall Graham
Violinist with The Chelsea Symphony. Community concerts.
Patrick Radden Keefe
Actor and director.
Mary Pauline Lowry
Author of the novels The Roxy Letters and Wildfire. Writing workshop.
Former Chief of Disguise in the CIA’s Office of Technical Service and co-author of Spy Dust: A True Story of Espionage and Romance, Argo and The Moscow Rules.
Admiral James Stavridis
16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and author of twelve books on leadership, the oceans, maritime affairs, and Latin America. His most recent books include 2034: A Novel of the Next World War and The Sailor’s Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea.
Author of The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, The Lonely Polygamist, and Letting Loose the Hounds. Writing workshop.
Tucson-based musician and artist whose work uses songwriting, sampling, field recording, video, installation and collaboration to ask questions about place, the duality of inner and outer landscapes and one’s role in the natural world. Deep Listening Workshop.
Terry Tempest Williams
2019 Hemingway Distinguished Lecturer.
Senior Lecturer at Miami Herbert Business School. “Hemingway’s Coda” on Vimeo.
Educator and biologist from Salt Lake City where he teaches at Rowland Hall. Natural history survey of the Hemingway House Preserve and high school lesson plans blending science and literature.