Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: October 4, 2022 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)
Yolanda Hansen
Deadline: October 4, 2022 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)

2023 Mentorship Program - Seeking Mentors and Apprentices

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is now accepting applications for apprentices and mentors for the 2023 Mentorship Program. This program allows developing 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, and pairs will be in regular contact during the program. The program is open to writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs.


The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2023 and includes 4 pairings of mentors and apprentices. Mentorship pairs may work together virtually (i.e. video calls, email, phone calls), or in-person. Required meetings for all participants will be held via Zoom. An in-person Apprentice Reading will be co-hosted with the Indigenous Mentorship program in May 2023 as a conclusion to the programs. There is no cost to apply for this program and there are no participation fees.


Full program details and application guidelines are here. Please read carefully before applying.


Deadline: Applications must be emailed to by Tuesday October 4, 2022 (midnight).


To help the SWG support writers of diverse communities and identities, we encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer of a marginalized cultural community (i.e. Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour). Indigenous writers may apply to the Indigenous Mentorship Program as mentors or apprentices.