[First published to email list on 9/17/2022]
Since 2017, the New Orleans Writers Residency has been a community arts space and labor of love. Unfortunately, we are writing to let you know that the program is shutting down permanently, and the residency space has been listed for sale. [It has since been sold to a new owner.] We are grateful to the many writers who shared their craft with our community. Your stories will be with us forever.
Like many nonprofits, we launched on borrowed time and money which has come due. In our case, we need to sell the residency space. We searched for buyers who would continue to use the space to serve artists, and even entered escrow with a promising nonprofit buyer, but ultimately nothing panned out.
With deep gratitude,