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    The Lied Lodge & Conference Center

    We encourage all participants to enjoy the many offerings of the Lied Lodge & Conference Center and the surrounding area. Because of the intense nature of the residency, we schedule “downtime” and optional informal social activities—opportunites to relax and enjoy the company of fellow writers. Among the local resources, walking trails, vineyard tours, and nearby golf courses are available to you when your are not engaged in program activities.

    With environmental programs that focus on trees, conservation, and environmental stewardship, the Lied was designed to serve as a resource for the Arbor Day Foundation members, other conservation-related organizations, teachers, forestry professionals, and other organizations. It is the only educational complex of its kind in the nation.


    The Lied is also a full service facility with free wireless and ethernet internet access, a fine dining restaurant, cocktail lounge, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and fitness center. All rooms have work-study areas with data ports, daily maid service, cable television, AM/FM clock radios, irons and full-size ironing boards, coffee makers, recycle bins, and guest-controlled heating and cooling systems which are powered by an energy efficient Fuelwood plant. Continual break service is offered throughout the day.

    Your prepaid Residency Meals & Lodging Fee includes three daily meals, lodging, break service, and participation in daily events. For your convenience, the Lied offers you the option of leaving a credit card on file to cover incidental charges, including shuttle service to/from Omaha Eppley Airport, long distance phone service in your room, overnight stays and/or meals for spouse/family (limited to 2 nights or by MFA Office approval), and a refrigerator or microwave in your room.

    For more details, please visit the Lied Lodge & Conference Center’s website.

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