Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 New River Gorge Winter Writer\u2019s Residency in Fayetteville. The chosen writer will have the opportunity to live and work at Lafayette Flats, a luxurious vacation rental in historic downtown Fayetteville from January through March\r\nThis is the third year that Lafayette Flats has hosted the Residency. Previous writers-in-residence were Eric Shonkwiler (2015) and Mary Ann Henry (2016). \u201cWe were thrilled with our first two writers,\u201d says Lafayette Flats co-owner Shawn Means, \u201cand we look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that they helped create.\u201d\r\nThe residency is open to any writer or scholar with a specific project of literary merit who is committed to full time residence in Fayetteville from Jan. 1 - Mar. 31. More detailed application information can be found at www.lafayetteflats.com\/writer-s-residency.html.\r\nThe writer will use this time and space to develop their writing skills, to devote time to a particular project, and to assist the owners with their goal of providing an \u201calternative narrative\u201d about West Virginia. Interested writers can find out more at http:\/\/www.lafayetteflats.com\/writer-s-residency.html or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.