Want to Get Into an Artists’ Retreat? Go as a Tourist


Former Artist in Residence, Cheryl Tan, fondly recalls her time spent as a writing resident at The Studios of Key West in a recent New York Times article.

She writes, “On that island, I found myself inspired not only by the ghosts of Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Bishop — famous Key West writers whose presences still lurk in many corners — but also by the vibrant community of writers and artists who live there now. I began some mornings with a mile-long walk to Higgs Beach, standing at the tip of the pier and watching in perfect quiet as the sun slowly rose…”

Read the full article at www.nytimes.com