About Rhinebeck Residency:

The Seventh Wave held its first annual residency in July 2016. The three-day program was designed to provide writers, artists, and creatives a physical interlude: a place and space outside the everyday to think, write, and converse, both with each other and The Seventh Wave editors over shared meals, one-on-one check-ins, and nightcaps.

The following year, in 2017, The Seventh Wave expanded its residency to include a sunset soiree on the final day of the program, which gave residents the chance to read their work alongside distinguished authors in front of a live audience (not to mention a historic barn). The sunset soiree also doubled as The Seventh Wave’s first annual fundraiser, and included a not-so-silent auction that had everything an artist needs: massages, whiskey, books signed by Annie Dillard, 10 hours of free website design for your site & portfolio, three-day retreats to Cape Cod and elsewhere, plus free monthly memberships to places like Paragraph NY.  

In 2018, The Seventh Wave looks forward to once again inviting four residents to Art at The Birches, the sponsor that makes The Crystal Cottage available to The Seventh Wave, entirely free to our residents (you just need to get yourself there). We are indebted to everyone who helps make this annual program possible.