Engage with writers from other countries and cultures on their home turf.

The Overseas Residency

At SNC Tahoe, we encourage a meaningful understanding of the literature of other cultures and nationalities by holding one of every five residencies abroad. These residencies include writers from the host region in addition to our SNC faculty members, participating in the workshops, readings, and craft lectures we offer to immerse you in the local culture.

The residencies prior to each overseas residency also include writers from the area we’ll be visiting. Our intent is to foster a nuanced and contextualized dialogue — one deeply engaged with contemporary writers on the scene.

Logistics: We try to make each international residency as meaningful an experience as possible without breaking the bank. The additional $500 international residency fee includes lodging, breakfast each day and 4 dinners, and ground transportation.


Goblin Hill Jamaica: Winter 2017

The residency featured visits from Jamaican writers including Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tanya Shirley, and field trips for travel writers, alongside faculty readings, electives, and workshops.

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Patricia Smith’s elective on the Hummingbird Terrace
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Students by the sea
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Pablo Cartaya’s Young Adult elective on the lawn
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The 2017 winter graduates
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The view from the villa

Doolin Ireland: Summer 2014

Before our overseas residency in Doolin, Ireland, students met and worked with Colum McCann, Matthew Sweeney, Sinéad Morrissey, John F. Deane, Billy Ramsell, and Mary Noonan.

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Doolin Cliffs
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2014 MFA Graduates
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Gus O’Connor’s Pub
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Outside Doolin
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Irish writer John F. Deane
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Doolin Cliffs
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