Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Deadline: July 22, 2021 - 2:00 pm (SK Time)
Tea Gerbeza - Program Assistant
Deadline: July 22, 2021 - 2:00 pm (SK Time)

Call for Virtual Workshop Proposals - Deadline extended to midnight July 22, 2021

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking proposals for online professional development workshops to offer starting September 2021. We are looking for ideas and facilitators who are willing and comfortable using Zoom to offer workshops on the craft or business of writing. We are planning for virtual workshops; however, some in-person workshops might be a possibility in the next year depending on COVID-19 restrictions.


The SWG’s Professional Development workshop series focuses on the craft and business of writing. Its goal is to offer skill development for beginning or emerging writers by established writers from a diversity of genres and backgrounds. Our online workshops will range in length from 2 hours to a series of up to four 2-hr workshops (max 8 hours of instructions). The number of participants may range from 8-16 people.


In some cases, we may offer 75-minute webinar presentations with unlimited participants.

We invite proposals for online presentations that address:


  • craft of writing fiction (any genres), poetry, spoken word, nonfiction, scriptwriting (plays and/or screenplays), graphic novels 
  • business of writing and publishing, including editing, marketing and promotion
  • other, writing-related, topics like podcasts, stand-up comedy, cooking/cookbooks, a combination of visual art and writing


Preference will be given to proposals that fit the goals of the professional development workshops and are offered by writers residing in Saskatchewan who are representative of a diversity of ideas and identities. The SWG reserves the right to reject any proposal.


In Your Proposal Please Include:

  • Name and contact info (email, address, phone)
  • Description and outline of the workshop (maximum 750 words) 
  • The anticipated length of the workshop
  • Preferred number of participants.
  • Your CV (please include teaching experience)
  • Your experience with offering online workshops or classes 
  • Your biography (100 words max)
  • Though we are looking for virtual instruction, please indicate your preference if you’d be open to in-person 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).


Proposals must be received by midnight on July 22, 2021. Please email your proposal to