Coyote Creek Writer’s Residency

If you don’t like the weather, wait a moment.



I’m excited to launch a new venture here at the end of 2019: The Coyote Creek Writer’s Residency. I hope the residency will allow writers and artists of all stripes an opportunity to experience the regenerative–and generative!!–power of my family farm in Eugene, OR.



The Coyote Creek Writer’s Residency: Retreat from the noisy world to a tranquil, beautiful rural setting, only minutes from the charming college town of Eugene, Oregon. Wander the fifty acres, looking for elk, bear, and coyote tracks, listening to the red wing blackbirds and red-tailed hawks.

Apple trees in the lower 40.



Drink tea in cozy comfort while the rain comes down. Build a fire, groom a horse, read and write, and attend to your creative needs. Open to writers of all genres; artists in other mediums are welcome to apply. Drop me a line for more information about accommodations, scheduling, and costs.






Writers in Residence

Fall 2019

Author photo of Emily Vizzo

Emily Vizzo is a writer, editor, and educator whose work has appeared in FIELD, Blackbird, jubilat, North American Review, The Los Angeles Times, Next American City and other publications. She previously covered Congress for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C., and has written extensively on topics including the San Diego biotech industry, corporate social justice, surf, the arts, education, business, and health.

Emily served as Assistant Managing Editor with Drunken Boat journal, and volunteered with VIDA, Poetry International, Hunger Mountain and Writers Resist Los Angeles. Her essay, “A Personal History of Dirt,” was honored as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2013, and she was selected for inclusion within Best New Poets 2015. Poems have been nominated for Best of the Net each year from 2015-2018, and Emily has received two Pushcart nominations. With Curtis Bauer, she has published translations from Spanish on the respected From the Fishouse website.

YesYes Books published her chapbook GIANTESS in November 2018.  Emily serves on the Executive Committee for the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and is a recent Artist in Residence with the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. She was a San Diego Area Writing Project fellow, and is currently a National Geographic Educator.

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