The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild invites all those with the necessary qualifications to apply for the position of Virtual Writer-in-Residence. In 2021-2022, the SWG will be hosting TWO different Virtual Writers-in-Residence; one for a term of September 1, 2021, to November 30, 2021, and the second for a term from February 1, 2022, to April 30, 2022.
Virtual Writer-in-Residence program provides rural and isolated SWG members access to the services of a Writer-in-Residence. The position will require 12 hours a month of online one-to-one consultations with SWG members writing in all genres, totalling 36 sessions for the contract period. Preparation time for each session will include pre-reading, evaluation, and contemplation of the member’s submitted written work (up to 15 pages) and accompanying questions (approximately 1.5 hours per 1-hour session).
The Virtual Writer-in-Residence will also hold a 1-hour talk on an element of writing during the first month of their residency. This professional development talk will be hosted online by the SWG.
The Virtual Writer-in-Residence provides the Guild with a monthly report including the names of the members accessing the service and a final report with an evaluation of the program’s effectiveness. The requirements of this position are online consultation through Zoom: readings, workshops, special events or teaching are not expected. The Virtual Writer-in-Residence is not expected to produce writing and will not be compensated for private writing time.
Two different candidates will be chosen for the two different VWiR periods.
Remuneration is $5000 for the three month term (plus GST if applicable).
The successful candidate must have:
Applications must include:
Please submit your application by email to email@example.com by midnight Tuesday, July 6, 2021.