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409 Sixth Street, Racine, WI  53403
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Two (2) six-month residencies are available each year for emerging, mid-career, and established writers who reside in Racine or Kenosha counties.
Residencies take place January-June and July-December. 

Candidates are awarded a $1,200.00 stipend and provided with daily access to the creative space at the RAC's facility.​
Writer-In-Residence Program
2018 Winter Residency Application Deadline: December 1st, 2017

To learn more about the Writer-In-Residence Program
and how to apply, download the Application here:ere.
The Racine Arts Council's Writer-in-Residence Program is supported by a grant from the Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation.
Meet our Fall
Emily Vakos
The Racine Arts Council (RAC) Writer-In-Residence (WIR) program is an initiative founded by ArtRoot (a collaboration of artists and arts advocates who are determined to reinvigorate Racine, WI through the arts) and implemented by the RAC. Through this new program, we seek to spotlight Racine and Kenosha’s dynamic literary community while encouraging, supporting, and advocating on behalf of writers at all stages of their careers.
You can find Emily in the RAC every
Saturday from 12-5pm through December.

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Emily Vakos was born and raised in Racine and is proud to call it home. She primarily works in the sci-fi and contemporary fantasy genres. Her work has appeared in Lamplight Magazine and Quantum Fairy Tales.