Our Heart Belongs to Mineral School

This week's sponsor is Mineral School, the most welcoming residency program around. Each year, Mineral School hosts writers and visual artists at all stages of their careers at an old elementary school in a lake town near Mt. Rainier. If you're one of 2019's residents, you'll sleep and work in your own classroom, take contemplative (or vigorous! you're in charge!) walks at gorgeous Mineral Lake, and enjoy the company of other residents over great food provided by this year's guest chefs.

Curious? Head out to the Central Library on January 20 for "Residencies Revealed," an info session with Mineral School and other local programs (free! with snacks!). Or find your way to Capitol Hill on January 24 for "The Short Story," a discussion with 2015 Mineral alum Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum co-sponsored by Mineral School and Hugo House. They have a generous array of fellowships, too. You can check them all out on our sponsor feature page.

February 15 is the deadline for applications for this year's residency. Hey, that's just one day after Valentine's Day! Mineral School has won our hearts; won't you give them yours, too?

Sponsors like Mineral School make the Seattle Review of Books possible. Did you know you can sponsor us, too? If you have a book, event, or opportunity you’d like to get in front of our readers, reserve your dates now. The spring is selling fast!