Hideout Residency

Lauren Jean Lawlor [submitted]
Lauren Jean Lawlor [submitted]

Island writer Lauren Jean Lawlor has been named this year’s Hideout residency scholarship winner. The scholarship will allow Lawlor to attend a one-week self-directed fall writing residency at The Hideout, a boutique retreat and vacation property located in North Tryon, PEI. 

Lawlor is a writer currently based in Charlottetown. She was shortlisted for the Irving Layton Fiction Prize and her work has appeared in carte blanche and at the Neighbourhood Film Festival. During her time at the Hideout, Lawlor plans to work on a short story collection that re-imagines queer narratives in rural spaces.

The Hideout residency program provides opportunities for writers, artists and practitioners from across Canada and the world to spend a full week focused on their practice. Each year, up to two full scholarships are awarded. Hideout scholars join a line-up of invited artists and a selection of artists and practitioners chosen through a general application process.