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Writer-in-Residence

Study Hotels is creating yet another bridge between university culture and the greater community through their inaugural Writer-in-Residence Program. This brand-wide initiative gives local emerging writers a unique opportunity to hone their craft in Study Hotels’ inspiring environment—a place where even the smallest details are designed around the pursuit of higher learning.

The Study at Yale is partnering with Yale Writers’ Workshop, a program of the
Yale Summer Session, to select authors for the program.

Applications for the Summer 2020 residency are being accepted.
Please direct all inquiries to [email protected].

David Allyn

The Study at Yale is pleased to welcome David Allyn for the Spring 2020 Study Hotels Writer in Residence program.

The New York Times has described David Allyn as a “wicked observer of self-conscious people at their less than best.”  His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Advocate. His book Make Love, Not War was optioned by HBO and his plays have been performed in New York, Ithaca, and Baltimore. He graduated from Brown University and has taught in the expository writing programs at both Harvard University and Princeton University. 

Julie Buntin

The inaugural writer for the Study Hotels Writer-in-Residence program, Julie Buntin, is the director of writing programs at Catapult. Her debut novel, Marlena, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, translated into ten languages, and named a best book of the year by over a dozen outlets, including the Washington Post, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Vogue, the New York Times Book Review, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from Bread Loaf and the MacDowell Colony, and is an editor-at-large at Catapult.  Her novel-in-progress is the winner of the 2019 Ellen Levine Fund for Writers Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan. 

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Julie Buntin gave a brief reading of her work before a short talk on the ins and outs of the publishing process, using her own publication story as an example while also drawing on her experience acquiring fiction and nonfiction for award-winning literary press Catapult, where her authors include Nicole Chung, Amy Kurzweil, and Jess Arndt. Buntin will break down the differences between Big Five and small press publishing, covering topics like finding an agent, how to submit, and strategies for honing your craft and making a name for yourself as a writer. Bring your curiosity - this is an interactive talk, and questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged.

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