The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild is now accepting applications for Mentors in the 2023 Indigenous Mentorship Program. This program allows developing Indigenous writers (apprentices) to work in a supportive environment under the guidance of professional writers (mentors).
The mentor provides the apprentice with one-on-one instruction in the craft of creative writing. The program is open to Indigenous writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The four (4) participants, two (2) mentors and two (2) apprentices, will work together for approximately 20 hours a month in collaboration through email, phone, online meetings or in-person. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2023. An in-person Apprentice Reading will be co-hosted with the Mentorship Program in May 2023 as a conclusion to the programs.
The focus of the program is craft development, manuscript preparation, the business of writing and editing; apprentices should not expect to have a completed manuscript by the end of the program. At the end of the program, the apprentices will give a public reading of their work.
There is no cost to apply for this program and there are no participation fees.
Deadlines: Mentor applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2022 midnight.
Full program details and application guidelines can be found here.