Gentle House Residencies

Tupelo Press at Gentle House, located in what is now Port Angeles, Washington, offers residencies for writers and artistic community building. Gentle House rests on the ancestral homelands of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla peoples in the S’Klallam territories. Here is found the site of trade, travel, gathering and healing of these and other tribes.  It also sits in close proximity to two S’Klallam tribal communities, the Jamestown and Lower Elwah S’Klallam tribes.

Consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Tupelo Press recognizes our responsibility as a nationally renowned literary institution, to work towards building and supporting relationships with Native American communities through our literary pursuits, partnerships, and historical programs. 

In 2024 we are developing multiple opportunities for residencies at Gentle House, including short residencies through the Tupelo Press 30/30 project as a thank you for their support, tailored residencies for our published authors, a three- week-long residency for BIPOC poets in July, short residencies for parents, and 1-2 week paid residences.

Help us build our scholarship fund and broaden access to our residencies!

Gentle House reflecting on her mountains