Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif., has awarded its 2018 Writing Residency at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods to Maxim Loskutoff, author of the short story collection Come West and See (Norton) and a novel, Spirits, that will be published by Norton in 2020. He was earlier a New York University Global Writing Fellow in Abu Dhabi, and his work has been published in literary journals including Ploughshares and the Southern Review.
The residency, created two years ago in honor of Bookshop Santa Cruz's 50th anniversary, provides room and evening meals for a writer for two weeks at the Wellstone Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains, run by Sarah Ringler and author Steve Kettmann. Writers can participate in Wellstone offerings, including weekly yoga and open mic nights, and will receive a consultation session with Bookshop Santa Cruz buyers to discuss their projects in relation to the marketplace. This residency will be offered annually through 2020.