The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild invites all those with the necessary qualifications to apply for the position of Virtual Writer-in-Residence (VWIR). The SWG will be hosting two different Virtual Writers-in-Residence in 2022-2023:
The 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 of interest to emerging writers during the first month of their residency. This professional development talk will be hosted online by the SWG.
The VWIR 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 consultations through Zoom and one online talk: 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. Previous VWIRs should allow three years before re-applying for this position.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Tuesday, July 12, 2022.