The Overseas Residency
At SNC Tahoe, we encourage a meaningful understanding of literature from other cultures and regions by holding one of every five residencies abroad. These residencies bring in local writers from the host culture for workshops, readings, and craft lectures with our SNC students and faculty.
The period prior to each overseas residency also includes 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.
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.