The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park re-introduced the Writer-In-Residence (WIR) program in 2012 to support its mission statement, which encourages thoughtful reading and writing.
The Writer-in-Residence's primary roles include serving as an ambassador for the foundation, conducting educational programming, and mentoring the winner of our annual student writing contest for incoming seniors at Oak Park/River Forest High School. In addition, the WIR enjoys the opportunity to work in the attic space of Hemingway's birthplace home, which is specially designed with Hemingway period furniture from Thomasville and other inspirational features for writers.
Our Writer-in-Residence Application for 2019-2021 opens on March 4th. Please click here for more details