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 Writer-in-Residence at the Hemingway House 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 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 email@example.com, 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.
February | Mark Ott
Author of A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream and editor of the Teaching Ernest Hemingway series for Kent State University Press. Mark holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii-Manoa and is the Headmaster of the Windsor School at Albany in The Bahamas.
February | Rachel Louise Snyder
Author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, Fugitive Denim, and What We’ve Lost is Nothing. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow and Associate Professor in Creative Writing and Journalism at American University. “Women We Buried, Women We Burned” on February 23.
March | Peter Mann
Author of The Torqued Man. Mann has a PhD in modern European history and is a past recipient of the Whiting Fellowship. He teaches history and literature in Stanford’s Master of Liberal Arts program. He is also a graphic artist and cartoonist. Conversation on “The Torqued Man” on March 23.
Past Writers-In-Residence & Guests
Award-winning playwright and novelist. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and author of the novels Homeland Elegies and American Dervish. Community Speaker Series on Vimeo.
Wilderness advocate, activist, and the author of more than thirty books, including the short story collections The Watch and For a Little While; the memoir Colter; and the novel All the Land to Hold Us.
Obie-award-winning playwright and inaugural Sun Valley Playwrights’ Resident. Plays include Harry Clarke, We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, and Sandra. Playwright reception on Vimeo.
Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor and Chair of History at Weber State University whose work focuses on environmental politics in the U.S. Author of Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West.
Writer and lecturer since 2008 in geography, environmental studies, and writing at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Workshop at the Hemingway House.
Stephen McDougall Graham
Classically-trained violinist, President of the board of the Chelsea Symphony in New York City, and now resident Concertmaster for the Wood River Valley Orchestra. Community concerts.
Health advocate, author, and film/television producer. Author of Invisible Girl and Out Came the Sun, as well as Running with Nature, Mariel’s Kitchen, and Finding My Balance.
Photographer of the series Landscapes for the Homeless and Discarded, and the monographs Anthony Hernandez (SFMOMA) and Forever (MACK). Recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors.
Author of the memoir, Deep Creek, as well as two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me.
Founding member of Big Dance Theater, for which he has directed, co-directed, and acted. He has also acted in over 40 feature films and is the recipient of two Bessies and an Obie Award. “Cage Shuffle.”
Artist and educator based in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, specializing in traditional Mexican papier-mâché art. His work is on exhibit as part of the 2023 Winter Read. “Las Catrinas: A Celebration of Mexican Culture”.
Mary Pauline Lowry
Author of the novels The Roxy Letters and Wildfire. She has an MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Texas and an MFA in Creative Writing from Boise State University. Writing workshop.
Author of Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River, five other works on wildland fires, and an award winning author and journalist. “The Boy, the War, and the Big Two-Hearted River” on Vimeo.
Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Director of the Japanese Community Youth Council. Works include Reparations and Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. He also produces content for the Stop Repeating History campaign.
Author of Bitterbrush Country: Living on the Edge of the Land, a collection of short essays revealing humorous, heartwarming, and heartbreaking moments from her life on Idaho’s Flat Top Sheep Ranch.
Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions. How Will the Rural Economy Support or Drag Down China’s Future Growth? on Vimeo.
Digital media executive and former Chief Executive Officer of Match.com and Ask.com.
Editor of BBC Music Magazine. Editor of The Strad from 2017-2022, and has also worked for Gramophone Magazine and as a freelance arts writer. Also performs as an active chamber musician.
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.
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. Visited in partnership with Boise State University’s MFA Program and led two student workshops.
Terry Tempest Williams
Award-winning author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place and When Women Were Birds, among others. Currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Harvard Divinity School. 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.
Former Director of The Arrupe Center for Community-Based Learning at Santa Clara University and a chaplain at Stanford University. “Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven” on Vimeo.