Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for Writer-in-Residence for 2013-2014
Released: 1:13 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2013-2014 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program, now in its 24th year.
From an office at Winnipeg's Millennium Library, the Writer-in-Residence will work with emerging Manitoba writers by email and phone as well as through individual consultations, group workshops and programs within Winnipeg.
The residency will begin October 1, 2013 and run for seven months, subject to funding.
The Writer-in-Residence will spend a minimum of 40% of the time (14.5 hours per week) on public consultation work and 60% (20.5 hours per week) on his/her own writing. The program is offered province-wide. Some travel within the province may be required.
The successful applicant must have had at least two books published professionally as well as previous experience in teaching, mentoring or as a manuscript evaluator or editor. Preference may be given to Manitoba residents.
$3,570.00 per month
Your letter of application must include the following:
- History of literary publications in poetry, drama, fiction or non-fiction
- Statement of personal mentoring philosophy
- Experience in conducting writing courses, workshops, editing, etc.
- Description of the personal writing project to be worked on during the residency
Writer-in-Residence Selection Committee
c/o Readers Services, Millennium Library
251 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3P5
Note: Previous applicants and former Writers-in-Residence may submit an application for consideration.
Monday, June 3, 2013
The Writer-in-Residence program is co-sponsored by: Winnipeg Public Library, the Winnipeg Public Library Board; the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library; the Manitoba Writers’ Guild; and Manitoba Culture, Heritage, and Tourism.