Aldo & Estella Leopold Residency
Deadline for the May – October 2024 season is February 16, 2024.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants may submit a maximum two-page resume along with a maximum 500-word statement of interest describing how your work at Mi Casita will extend the legacy of Aldo and Estella Leopold. Also, please indicate how you heard about the Residency Program. The deadline for the May – October 2024 season is February 16, with decisions made by March 22, 2024.
Please email application materials to Program Director Nina Simon. Direct any questions about the residency to Jeff Pappas, LWP Board Member and Residency Coordinator.
NOTE: A processing fee of $20 is required to qualify for review, to be submitted at the time of application either online (button below, payment processed via PayPal) or by check to:
Leopold Writing Program
P.O. Box 40122
Albuquerque, NM 87196
An inspiring one-month retreat based at historic "Mi Casita," Aldo and Estella's first home in New Mexico, the Aldo and Estella Leopold Residency provides a space for writers and respected thinkers committed to reshaping the cultural story about the relationship between humans and Nature, to reflect and write about the relevance of Aldo Leopold’s ideas to 21st century cultural and environmental issues In 2023, the Leopold Writing Program celebrates the 11th anniversary of this influential residency.
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 interested in exploring connections in our communities and cultures, and in our lives and landscapes. Two residents per year are selected from a field of candidates who complete the application process.