Wellstone Center in the Redwoods

Wellstone Center in the Redwoods, 858 Amigo Rd., Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 471-8459. Located on 4.7 acres that includes a redwood grove, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Offers week-long residencies in Glass House, or two weeks for emerging writers in the Library House, or two weeks for creative couples in the Pool House. Fees charged; does not include food (although kitchen access is provided). Some competitive fellowships offered. Visiting writers asked to feature at a weekly open mic. Wellstone Center also offers workshops and runs a small press. Most residencies offered on a first-come basis (literary arts).