Prospect Street Writers House
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Prospect Street brings together writers regardless of genre and experience. What the Writers House will provide is tranquility and geniality. Because the population at Prospect Street seldom exceeds twelve writers, the residency format supports interpersonal give-and-take, while providing the opportunity for the support of one’s peers. A writer’s greatest resource being other writers, the congenial atmosphere at Prospect Street can be conducive to making lifelong friendships, as well as professional contacts. The Village of North Bennington is just down the hill.
The experience of a Prospect Street residency can open the gate to creativity, jumpstart a stalled project, renew lagging confidence, and restore the solitary writer’s sense of community. There’s nothing quite as rich as the conversation between peers deeply interested in the same thing. Occasionally, informal readings and discussions led by visiting writers will take place after dinner. Bennington College’s evening literary programming will be available a short walk away.
The Writers House provides twelve bedrooms for residents, configured in three suites of four bedrooms, each with its own kitchenette and sitting room. Two suites offer bedrooms with private bath, while one suite has two shared bathrooms. The entire first floor is on grade and contains a handicap-accessible bedroom. There’s parking for sixteen cars. A Library, a Commons with a full kitchen, and a Hall for public readings comprise the first-floor common areas. A large garden terrace allows for al fresco dining, outdoor conversation, or a quiet place to read or write.