Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency
An inspiring retreat for professional environmental writers at "Mi Casita", Aldo and Estella's first home in northern New Mexico, The Aldo and Estella Leopold Residency provides a space for writers and respected thinkers interested in reshaping the cultural story about the relationship between humans and Nature.
Stay for up to one month during the months of May to October.
Receive a stipend to help defray travel and living expenses.
Give a public presentation at the Harwood Art Museum in Taos.
The Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency is for college students, graduate students, post-graduate students, and other emerging and mid-career professional writers from around the country and abroad.
Just as the Aldo Leopold Writing Contest is a creative way to build a network of students who, based on their writing talent, have the potential to become the next generation’s environmental leaders, the Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency has the potential to make the network intergenerational by extending it from 6th-12th grade all the way up to the emerging and mid-career professional writing level. The two programs dovetail, and their combined cultural impact is made greater because they are all of a piece.
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