Wellspring welcomes our new Writers-In-Residency!

Aubrey Crosby and John T. Howard join the Wellspring Family!  We're thrilled to welcome our new Writers-in-Residence, Aubrey Crosby and John T. Howard to the Wellspring House Retreat for Writers. Aubrey Crosby is currently at work on a poetry chapbook and a collection of short stories. Her poems and fiction have appeared online and in … Continue reading Wellspring welcomes our new Writers-In-Residency!

Wellspring Community News: December

Naomi Shihab Nye chose Chivas Sandage's poem, “Chopping Onions,” as runner-up for the Southern Humanities Review 2017 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, which includes a cash award and publication. The documentary film about Daniela Gioseffi, Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story has been screening with talks by Anton Evangelista, the prize-winning filmmaker, and Daniela, and previewed to rave reviews at the Maya Daren … Continue reading Wellspring Community News: December

Wellspring Community News: October 2017

Prakash Younger's first book, Boats on the Marne: Jean Renoir's Critique of Modernity was just released by Indiana University Press. Olivia Kate Cerrone is appearing in the Four Stories reading series on Thursday as part of Boston's annual Lit Crawl. Olivia will also be appearing at the Boston Book Festival this Saturday. Patricia Fargnoli's fifth book, Hallowed: New and Selected Poems, was published in September, 2017 by … Continue reading Wellspring Community News: October 2017

Wellspring in Blue: Artists in Residence

  This fall, Wellspring hosted Netherlands-based visual artists Sarah Jane Hickson and Jaqueline Muitjens, who recently completed a three-week residency in Ashfield. During their time at Wellspring, they transformed Ann's Studio into their own studio workspace, drew inspiration from Ashfield's fall festival, drank a lot of strong coffee, and produced a series of stunning cyanotype prints. They documented their process and … Continue reading Wellspring in Blue: Artists in Residence

Split this Rock Contest Winner to Receive Wellspring Residency

  We're so excited to share that the winner of Split This Rock's 2018 Sonia Sanchez-Langston Hughes Poetry Contest will be awarded a week-long residency at Wellspring House. Split this Rock "cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change," and the contest "serves to raise the visibility and prestige of poetry of provocation … Continue reading Split this Rock Contest Winner to Receive Wellspring Residency

Wellspring Featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette

In June, a reporter and a photographer from the Daily Hampshire Gazette paid a visit to Wellspring as part of a feature on the retreat's history and its exciting new chapter. "Ashfield’s Wellspring House might be one of the better-kept secrets in the Valley," says reporter Steve Pfarrer. "But among a growing number of writers, particularly in the … Continue reading Wellspring Featured in Daily Hampshire Gazette

Wellspring in The Toast!

On September 23, 2014, Wellspring House was the lucky subject of fan favorite online publication The Toast (RIP).  "Wellspring House: On Having a Retreat Of One’s Own," by Geri Lipschultz, is full of lovely and gracious little gems, such as this beaut: "What really seems to distinguish this retreat from others is the intentional low cost, the presence of a familial culture, and—as one of the residents, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, has so neatly placed it—a 'supportive, creative, and noncompetitive' atmosphere."