Millay Colony for the Arts

Promoting the vitality of the arts and the development of writers, visual artists, and composers by providing a retreat for creative work.

Friday, August 30, 2013

NYC Weekend Workshop: Sept 21 - 22

B[e]aring the Line, Free[k]ing Your Mind
with R. Erica Doyle
September 21 - 22

How can we find language for the unspeakable ecstatic, the disastrous? How can we counter exposition with composition? How can we distill spillage, leakage and carnage with an eye towards not only our own liberation, but the planet's? In this workshop, through exercises and readings, we will trouble and excite the writer inside and see what new moves we can make.
R. Erica Doyle was born in Brooklyn to Trinidadian immigrant parents, and has lived in Washington, DC, Farmington, Connecticut and La Marsa, Tunisia. Her book proxy is new from Belladonna* and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles, Callaloo, Best Black Women's Erotica, Bum Rush the Page, Bloom, and From the Fishouse, among others. She has received grants and awards from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and she was a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow. Erica is also a fellow of Cave Canem: A Workshop and Retreat for Black Writers. She received her MFA in Poetry from the New School, and lives in New York City, where teaches in the NYC public schools and facilitates Tongues Afire: A Creative Writing Workshop for queer women and trans and gender non-conforming people of color.
Weekend Workshop Schedule: We will begin each four-hour class at 10:00 with coffee, tea and a lot of ideas about a lively, focused, smart writing and art practice. Total workhop time is eight hours. Lunch is served at each class and the day ends at 3:00 PM.
Weekend Fees: $250 for a weekend class, $450 for two Weekend Workshops, $650 for three Weekend Workshops. Limited Scholarships, based on need, are available.
Millay Colony Alumni receive a 30% discount.
For more information please get in touch with Caroline Crumpacker at 518-392-4144 or .

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Hello there readers,

Today is a cool and foggy day at The Millay Colony and we are sitting back and preparing for the coming (Fall) season. A few things you might want to know...

We will be launching a spectacular crowd-funding campaign on the esteemed Indiegogo in late September. STAY TUNED...

We have an application deadline approaching: October 1m 2013 is the deadline for all applications in visual art, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, composing, playwriting,, give us a shout...

To apply, visit

And we have a fabulous 40th anniversary Ruby Party at Roulette in Brooklyn on October 28.

Join us!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Lovely Millay alum and friend Monica Byrne's What Every Girl Should Know at Fringe NYC, August 15-24...


Fascinating and chilling -The Indy Weekly
Powerful and Controversial -Triangle Arts & Entertainment

Millay Alum Sarah Dohrmann is teaching an 11-week travel memoir writing course in the city this fall (Tuesdays, September 24-December 10) for Sarah Lawrence College's Writing Institute.

Course registration can be found here: