stowe story labs

UPDATE: The 2023 Stowe Story Labs/SAGindie Fellows have been announced! Congratulations to Chaseedaw Giles (The Final Cut) and Benjamin Mulholland (The Lake Merritt Monster)!

SAGindie is excited to partner with Stowe Story Labs for their 2023 Application Season. Now entering their 11th year, Stowe Story Labs offers narrative labs, writers retreats, fellowships, and partial scholarships, including the SAGindie Fellowship, which goes to an emerging filmmaker of color.

See a complete list of fellowships and scholarships, including the SAGindie Fellowship, here.

Application season deadlines are as follows: November 21, 2022 (Early Bird Deadline); January 5, 2023 (Regular Deadline); January 22, 2023 (Extended Late Deadline)


2023 Stowe Story Lab Programs:

  • June 1 – 4: Stowe Narrative Lab (Stowe, Vermont)
  • July 14 – 18: Remote Writers’ Retreat
  • August 23 – 26: Sidewalk Narrative Lab (Birmingham, Alabama)
  • September 15 – 19: Stowe Writers’ Retreat (Stowe, Vermont)
  • October 9 – 13: Connemara Writers’ Retreat (Connemara, County Galway, Ireland)
  • November 10 – 14: California Writers’ Retreat, (Palm Springs, California)

Previous Stowe Story Lab SAGindie Fellows:

  • 2022: Nina Hodge (The Tale of Our Totally Not Magical Christmas Sweaters) and Ahmed Qaid (Couples)
  • 2021: Vinita Mehta & Richard Nguyen (American Psyche)
  • 2020: Vinny Lopez (The Great Leader)
  • 2019: Shilpa Sunthankar (Continental Divide)
  • 2018: Esra Saydam (The Mesopotamian)
  • 2017: Selena Mars (Julia Belgrove)

If you have any questions about the Stowe Story Labs, reach out at or visit their website at


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