Writers, Artists, Musicians Residencies


Twisted Run Retreat supports the arts. The quiet atmosphere, comfortable living accommodations, and natural beauty nurture writers, artists, and musicians.

Residencies for writers, artists, and musicians are available year round. Residencies are six night stays, Sunday-Saturday. Please contact me at info@twistedrunretreat.com for availability.

Oliver House can house two people, providing a private room and bath for each. If you prefer, you can reserve the entire cabin, again at an affordable rate.

Welty and Bishop cabins can accommodate 1 person each.

Visual Artists are welcome to apply and can use Woolf Pavilion to work out of the elements.

Dancers have access to Woolf Pavilion, which has fans, space heaters, and a finished floor.

In-kind services – performances and public workshops – are welcome in lieu of payment.


  • Phone conversation
  • Resume
  • List of publications, shows, grants, awards (if available)
  • Two references familiar with your work
  • Links to online work samples

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

  • Welty/Bishop Cabins: $374.50 (w/tax)
  • Oliver House:
    • Whole House – $535 (includes tax)
    • Shared Rate – $290 per person (includes tax)

All residencies require full payment two weeks before arrival. This payment is non-refundable unless Twisted Run Retreat cannot provide the agreed upon accommodations.

Residencies run from Sunday to Saturday.

As a writer, I know the value of working in a supportive space. Come to Twisted Run Retreat to nurture your project.

Call Twisted Run Retreat at 228.238.0739, or email info@twistedrunretreat.com for special rates.

What Others Are Saying


“I got up early every morning, made coffee, and settled into a day’s work on the porch…I entered the proverbial zone…Lunch break. Walk trails. Then back at it until I hit my daily word count, which I did every day. Catch a little rest as late afternoon thunderstorms drummed the metal roof of my cabin…I fell into a rhythm at Twisted Run and knocked out the first third of a novel, the most productive stretch of writing I’ve ever had.”

Adam L.

“There is a quiet to Twisted Run, a sense that the rest of the world is several stops away. It was easy to be undisturbed….Southern Mississippi is all pine forest and sand, and the Twisted Run setting against Bluff Creek was lovely. A dock on the creek made a great place for changing locations and watching the occasional boater go by. I’d recommend this space for writers…”

April A.