The Copper Acorn Writer’s Post is a competitively selected, three-month residency that includes room and board. One writer is selected for the summer (June 1 - August 31), and one is chosen for the fall (October 1 - December 31).
Applications are due March 1, 2024, for the summer post, and August 1, 2024 for the fall.
We'd feel sad, but honestly, we can be a little much sometimes. We can't really refund your time. Sorry.
Not yet. The farm will be located within about 100 miles from the Twin Cities when we acquire it. When this project is built out it will include an incubator for a community supported agriculture business, environmental projects run by local professors, and a number of creative artistic and food-related enterprises. Investment opportunities are available.
They are welcome to stay for dinner, but no overnight guests.
Nope, however, our goals don't have to do much with profit either.
Copper Acorn Farm will be a working organic farm that will act as an incubator for community supported agriculture farms. It may provide experimental plots for local scientists and researchers as well as teaching classrooms for workshops, meetings, or field work.
In the future, the farm could offer public presentations or demonstrations on topics of local, regional, and national concern. The possibilities for the farm are endless. We like collaborating, so the facilities could be available to rent for classes, outdoor athletic events, such as skiing or trail running, or community meetings.
The Twin Cities is a rich cultural hub, and offers a wide variety of food, music, dance, drama, and literary events like Moth StorySLAMs, open mics, burlesque shows, and the Minnesota Fringe Theatre Festival. Small presses (Coffee House, Milkweed, and Graywolf) collaborate with the Loft Literary Center on a variety of events. Zines, monthlies, and literary journals still proliferate here. People read literature on the train here, seriously.
Our home provides a quiet and comfortable environment in which to write. Our neighborhood is located on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. You'll have access to bike paths, trails, and local, county, and state parks, as well as thousands of lakes. It's not far to Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The region is stunningly beautiful all year round. (And it's not that cold.)