Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: September 25, 2024 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)
Debbie Sunchild-Petersen - Indigenous Program Coordinator
Deadline: September 25, 2024 - 11:59 pm (SK Time)

Apprentice Applications now accepted for the 2025 Indigenous Writers' Mentorship Program

The SWG is now accepting applications for Apprentices in the 2025 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 two (2) participants, one (1) mentor and one (1) apprentice, 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, 2025. An in-person Apprentice Reading will be co-hosted with the Mentorship Program in May 2025 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: Apprentice applications must be emailed to by September 25, 2024 midnight


Full program details and application guidelines are here:


Call for Indigenous Apprentices

The SWG is seeking emerging Indigenous writers who wish to develop their skills in the craft of creative writing. Eligible applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • they will have a body of work of sufficient quality to benefit from the program
  • they will have work in progress when they apply
  • they will not have had a book published in the genre in which they wish to apprentice
  • they have demonstrated their commitment to writing by having participated in some form of professional development.
  • they will be free to devote a significant amount of time to the program: a minimum of 20-25 hours per month.
  • preference will be given to those who self-identify as Indigenous or Metis and are Saskatchewan residents, 19 years of age or older


The results of this competition will be announced in November.



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