2015 SEASON at a glance



Session I:
April 1-23
Session V:
August 4-26
Session II:
May 4-26
Session VI:
September 3-25
Session III:
June 3-25
Session VII:
October 1-23
Session IV:
July 1-23
Session VIII:
November 2-24


Alumni Weekend September 25-27

A Raffle-drawing finds six alumni to spend a weekend with all the trimmings at The Millay Colony.

OCTOBER 1 2015 is the DEADLINE for applications for residency between April and July 2016

MARCH 1 2016 is the DEADLINE for applications for residency between August and November 2016



Wednesday December 9th 7 PM at Joe's Pub

Host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading A Letter to My Greatest Gift. We could not be more delighted that Millay alumna Rachel Eliza Griffiths is among the readers!!


Full Line Up:

- Beloved actress for film, television and stage MAMIE GUMMER

- Bestselling author of The Vacationers EMMA STRAUB

- Poet and author of Lighting the Shadow RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS

- Acclaimed standup comedian MICHELLE BUTEAU

- Managing editor of feminist blog Jezebel ERIN RYAN

- Radio, television journalist, and author of First Class ALISON STEWART


Women of Letters is a best-selling literary salon. Each month, New York’s best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter-writing.


Could it be more amazing? Why, yes. The proceeds benefit The Millay Colony for the Arts.


After-party at Colors Bar next door begins at 9 PM. Join us, dear ones, for seasonal drink specials & comraderie most extraordinaire.


About the Event:

Once a month at the iconic Joe’s Pub, host Sofija Stefanovic introduces a lineup of six women, from various walks of life.


The most interesting and acclaimed writers, musicians, actors, comedians and politicians appear together on stage, in an intimate setting, with the purpose of celebrating female talent and the lost art of letter-writing.


The shows are funny and sad, and never recorded or filmed – part of the magic is that they exist in the moment, and the events are a safe story-telling space.


In the last five years, Women of Letters events have raised over $750,000 for charity. The New York shows have donated proceeds to the New York Women’s Foundation, as well as other organisations we feel passionately about. Proceeds from December 9thwill be donated to the Millay Colony for the Arts.



September 15 6 PM

A Delicious Reading


Cave Canem Millay Residents

Rachel Eliza Griffiths


LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

at Cave Canem in DUMBO.

20 Jay Street #310

June 23 6 PM at Solas

Magical Summer Solstice Gathering co-sponsored with Asian American Writers Workshop, Teachers & Writers Collaborative & VIDA

Melissa Febos reads!!

Drink Specials are be Delicious!

Conversation is Exquisite!


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Workshop Retreats and Weekend Workshops for 2015 include classes with Melissa Febos, Annie Finch and much more. Check our Workshop Retreats page for full details and announcements of the upcoming season.


*Cave Canem Spring 2015 Fellow at Millay Colony for the Arts is the amazing Yolanda Franklin. We're thrilled to welcomeYolanda here this year! Stay tuned for the Cave Canem Fellow for Fall to be announced soon.


EDNA: Millay Colony for the Arts journal of art in residence.

Anniversary Edition with a special section featuring work from alums from our forty glorious years of operation. $50            


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