#Fire on the Mojave

Category: Nonfiction Challenge:  Wildland fire practices, effects, and outcomes on the land, ecologies, and human populations Key Words: wildfire, fire ecology, resource management, regional firefighters Created by: Ruth Nolan Funded & Curated by: the Desert Institute Link: YouTube Description: The scope of the book includes a focus on American Indians’ uses of wildfire as a…

#Kathy Fiscus

Category: Historical Biography Challenge: The event that invented reality television and proved that real-time television news broadcasting could work and could transfix the public. Key Words: breaking-news event, live broadcast, spectacle, American history, tragedy Created by: William Deverell Link: Angel City Press Description: In Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy that Transfixed the Nation historian William Deverell tells the story…

#California Stories

Category: Creative Nonfiction Challenge: perspective on health, racism, climate change, history, and nature, weaving through the lives of rural Californians of color. Key Words: agribusiness, agriculture, topsoil, slaughterhouse, Oxnard, and California geography like never before. Created by: Amanda Kim Links: Literary Hub; Pank Magazine Description: A California childhood told with love and gusto, as illuminating…

#All Kinds of Other

Category: Teen and Young Adult Fiction Challenge: The intersectionality of race, sexuality, and gender identity within the frame of a simple love story. Key Words: cisgender, newly-out, gay, transgender, coming-of-age Created by: James Sie Link: HarperCollins Publishers Description: Two boys have been guarding their hearts, until their feelings for each other give them a reason…

Designers

///Object design, architecture, urban planning, fashion, photography, performance, studio art/// A hypothetical Designer applicant scenario: Your recent work is predicated on the benefits of replacing expensive and weighty metal alloys with a new material that better combats overheated circuitry. High license fees and inventor fees have prevented you from testing your theories. The doctors in…

Location

Solitude is not the same thing as isolation. You go to Yefe Nof to become reinvigorated by the mountains, experience the lake, and push your work to completion – but Lake Arrowhead is also in an ideal location. Beyond the Village at the lake, Blue Jay, and the rest of the gigantic Inland Empire, its…

Welcome

If awarded a residency you will be contacted by phone and a digital information packet will be sent to you by email. This will contain a summary of the comprehensive detailed welcome book that greets residents when they check into the house. It will include information about the history of the house and the community,…

Working Environment

  Yefe Nof is a fully equipped two bedroom, two bath family home with all of the necessities for four season living and all the amenities which will help you focus on your work. The spacious master bedroom and bathroom has a queen bed, bay window, walk-in-closet, and separate toilet and shower. The second bedroom has a…

Recommended Gear

Residents should anticipate seasonal packing. Your backyard will be forest flora and fauna (yes, you may see bears and coyotes). Any time of year is good for walking the many loops and trails and there are nearby options for water and snow sports. Mountain living can be complicated in the harshest months, but not to…

People

Currently, there are a number of volunteer greeters who will check you into the house and check you out. During and between residencies a small team on the mountain will look after the house. They are available throughout your stay in case of extreme issues. Our selection committee is a rotating group of individuals committed…