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Feathered Ink is a federal and Maine state registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization .

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Our Vision and Other Details


Our Vision

Feathered Ink strives to be a  haven where diverse women writers from all walks of life come to find inspiration, time to reflect, and space to create in a nurturing, safe community they can claim as their own. 




Feathered Ink is  a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Located in Winter Harbor, Maine, on the ruggedly beautiful, Schoodic Peninsula, retreat residencies are awarded March-April, May-July and September-November. 

Residency fellowships consist of one of the following: a long weekend (four days), one week, or two weeks. Additionally, beginning in 2020 there will be one month long residency fellowship awarded each calendar year to one writer.

There is room for up to five writers to have their own private room and studio space while staying at Feathered Ink.  A library, common dining room, full kitchen, and common gathering room, as well as an expansive deck overlooking the back meadow are all available for writers to use. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided and there is no charge for the residency after the application fee.

Residents are free to roam on the land surrounding the cottage. The ocean, the Schoodic Section of Acadia National Park, and downtown Winter Harbor, with the arts center, shops, and restaurants are all within a short walk. 

Retreat Dates for 2019 are:

July 12-15

September 15  -  September  21

 September 29  - October  5



Applications will be blind peer-reviewed and residencies will be awarded by our Admissions Committee comprised of a revolving group of distinguished writers who serve anonymously for one to two years.

Feathered Ink is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for women and non-binary writers regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, or disability.



There are no fees to attend a residency at Feathered Ink beyond the initial application fee of $30.

Any associated travel costs are the responsibility of the individual resident.


Application deadlines will be three times a year, one for each residency period. 



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Feathered Ink

PO Box 415, 50 Forest Avenue, Winter Harbor, ME 04693, US

(207) 963-9096

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