Writers in the Heartland

Writers in the Heartland, c/o Dr. Patricia Brett Erens, 180 E. Pearson St., #3802, Chicago, IL 60611. Residency for up to 5 writers at a time in Gilman, IL, two hours south of Chicago, on a secluded lake surrounded by 32 acres of woodlands and farmland. Property includes hiking trails, a meditation garden, and an outdoor running track. All meals provided (vegetarian, low-fat, low-sodium fare). Open September and October only. Most writers stay one week, but some longer residencies also possible. (literary arts)