Events & Workshops


Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Start: September 1, 2021
Location
Regina
Contact
Cat Abenstein - Program Coordinator
306-791-7746
swgevents@skwriter.com
Start: September 1, 2021

Call for Opening Doors through Stories Facilitator

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking applications for a workshop facilitator with editing experience for our annual workshop series with the Regina Open Door Society.

 

Opening Doors through Stories is a 5-week creative writing workshop series for newcomers to Canada living in Regina that culminates in a published chapbook of participants’ stories. The facilitator will offer 5 workshops that guide participants through the creation and editing of poetry and/or prose pieces to be published in the chapbook. The facilitator is responsible for editing the chapbook and writing a brief chapbook introduction. The chapbook will be designed by the SWG and launched at a public event after the conclusion of the series. The facilitator will attend the launch and provide brief greetings to open the event.  Workshop participants are Permanent Residents with CLB level 6 or higher, and are often beginning or emerging writers seeking skill development and community connection. We estimate approximately 12 participants for the series.

 

We are planning for in-person workshops, however, virtual workshops may be a possibility. The schedule is (Saturdays) November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (dates subject to change).  

 

The workshop facilitator/editor will be paid $1500 (plus GST if applicable) in two installments for their work. The work will be completed between November 2021 and January 2022, with the launch occurring in late winter/spring. The facilitator must have the ability to commit time to this project, including 10 hours of workshop instruction, required editing time for each participant, a written chapbook introduction, and to prep brief greetings for the chapbook launch, which they will attend in its entirety (~2-hour program). The facilitator will be in regular communication with the SWG, RODS and participants during their term, and is expected to submit a final report to the Guild upon completion.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience as a teacher, workshop leader, mentor, writer-in-residence, and as an editor,
  • the ability to work with beginning and emerging writers, along with knowledge of the craft of writing in all genres,
  • the ability to conduct meetings in Zoom (though preference is in-person sessions),
  • Regina area residency preferred (mileage is not covered.)

 

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining your ability to meet the position’s requirements,
  • Literary CV (max 5 pages), including a list of previous publications and projects, a summary of teaching, mentoring, editing, and/or workshop experience,
  • Your biography (100 words max),
  • Though we are looking for in-person instruction, pending COVID-19 restrictions, please let us know if you’d be open to virtual instruction,
  • We encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer of a marginalized community (i.e. Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, or Disability).

 

Please submit your application by email to swgevents@skwriter.com by midnight on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.