Idlewild in the News

Radio Interviews


On January 4, 2017, Idlewild Arts Director Melissa Wyse was interviewed on WILI 1400AM. Host (and Windham Arts Executive Director) Mary Oliver talked with Melissa about creativity, community, and Idlewild Art’s exciting new programs.

You can listen to the interview here:

Magazine Interviews


This past fall, JMWW journal interviewed Idlewild Arts Director Melissa Wyse about Idlewild’s flagship autumn Idlewild Writers Retreat program. You can read the full interview, conducted by editor and acclaimed writer Jen Michalski, here. (The interview was originally published in JMWW in the September 8, 2016 issue.)


Articles and Essays


In September, Cafe Americain invited Melissa to write an essay for the magazine. The resulting piece explores the winding path of creativity and the value that retreats and residencies can offer for writers and artists. You can read the full essay, published on September 12, 2016, here.