My residency at Lakeside Lab gave me the time and space I needed to make significant progress on my current novel. With only the natural beauty of northwestern Iowa to distract me, I completed several new chapters and revised over 100 pages of old material. I also gained valuable experience as an educator through my public outreach project, a series of environmental writing workshops on themes such as the ethics of anthropomorphism and the preservation of extinct species in human memory. I urge any eco-conscious young writer in need of creative freedom or professional development to apply to the Writer-in-Residence program.
— Corrina Carter, 2016 Fall Writer in Residence