2018 Writer in Residence Application Guidelines

(Please note that due to our relocation to cSpace King Edward in early 2017, we will not be accepting hardcopy applications for this application period. Email applications only, please.)

The Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society is now accepting applications for our 2018 Writer in Residence. The residency will run for a three-month period, March/April/May or April/May/June (dates to be confirmed after selection). The Writer in Residence will be paid an honourarium of $6000.

The following commitments are required:

• A reading to introduce the WIR to members and the community, usually done jointly with the previous year’s WIR if he/she is available.

• A minimum of (45) one-on-one manuscript critique sessions with local writers (dates and times to be determined after acceptance.) Additional consultations (if needed) will be paid at a rate of $100/consultation.

• Minimum of three (3) one day workshops, (or weekly course/writing event) and two (2) public appearances/events as determined by AWCS and the WIR

• A reading to close the residency.(optional)

All applicants must be:

• A published writer with teaching experience.

• Comfortable critiquing a variety of genres (prose, poetry, non-fiction)

• Working on a project or close to completion of a project.

Application Package should include:

• A cover letter introducing yourself and a short exposition on what would make you a good choice for the residency.

• Resume or CV outlining publishing credits and teaching experience.

• Course outline for your proposed workshops and public events.

Send to: AWCS WIR Selection Committee

Email applications as PDF or Word .doc, .docx to info@alexandrawriters.org (please note we will not be accepting hardcopy manuscripts for this particular application period due to AWCS relocation.) For information on our relocation scheduled for January 2017 please visit cSpace King Edward 

Applications will be accepted until midnight, April 30, 2017. A decision will be made on or before June 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact the Alexandra Writers Centre Society at 403.264.4730 or by email at: info@alexandrawriters.org