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Sonoma Wineries Partner with Writing Residency Program


Writing Between the Vines offers writing retreats at four local wineries

Sebastopol, CA. (August 29, 2019) – Four Sonoma County wineries— Moshin Vineyards, Lambert Bridge, Horse and Plow, and Keller Estate— sign on to host writers for 2019 Writing Between the Vines writing retreat program.

Now in it’s sixth year, Writing Between the Vines partners with wineries to host writers in residencies of up to one week in length. Participating wineries become part of a professionally managed artist-in-residence program that awards writing retreats to qualified applicants.

“I’m very excited to host three Writing Between the Vines retreat recipients in Spring of 2019,” says Julia Lander, Director of Hospitality for Moshin Vineyards. “It’s such an honor to give a writer time and space to create, edit and hone their craft.”

A supporter of the program since 2012, Lander finds hosting writers at Moshin Vineyards to be of value in unexpected ways. “Hosting a writer opens the conversation to more than wine,” states Lander. “The program introduces a different dynamic to tourism because the writer-in-residence just may integrate your neck of the wine world into their inspired story. Many times, as host, I’ve had the joy of sharing their success when a newly published a book shows up months later.”

New to the program for 2019 are three Sonoma County based wineries—Lambert Bridge in Healdsburg, Keller Estate in Petaluma and Horse & Plow in Sebastopol.

Founded in 2012, by Marcy Gordon, Writing Between the Vines has hosted over thirty-three writers in locations across the United States and Canada. The 2019 season has five locations with placements available for up to ten writers in both solo and co-residency retreats. Applications are now open for spots in the 2019 Winter/Spring season. More details may be found here: http://www.writingbetweenthevines.org



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