Havens for artists and writers
June 15, 2013 3:57 AM Subscribe
I was just reading about poet Mary Oliver, who lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I've also heard of arts communities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What are some other small-ish towns that have strong communities of artists and writers (especially writers!)?
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I'm looking for communities of artists and writers. Not big cities like San Francisco or New York (or even Austin or Portland), but smaller towns that would seem a bit unlikely but have thriving communities of artists and writers. A couple of examples I've found are Santa Fe, New Mexico and Provincetown, Massachusetts. What other towns have artist residencies, a thriving arts community and a reputation as being a haven of artists and writers? (Especially writers and poets!)
- Doesn't have to be in the United States. Isn't there a place in Mexico where a lot of expat writers hang out?
- Would be better not to be a "scene-y" place, but one where people go to work and live, not show off how hip they are.