The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking proposals for online professional development workshops from Canadian-based writers to offer to start in September 2022. 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.
The SWG’s Professional Development workshop series focuses on the craft and business of writing. Its goal is to offer skill development for beginning, emerging, or established writers by established writers from a diversity of genres and backgrounds.
Our interactive online workshops will range in length from 2 hours to a series of up to four 2-hr workshops (max 8 hours of instructions). We are interested in offering predominantly single workshops, although we do offer a limited number of workshop series. Proposals for both single workshops and series are welcome.
The number of participants may range from 8 to 16 people.
In some cases, we may offer 75-minute webinar presentations with unlimited participants.
Workshops are interactive, meaning the facilitator and participants will be in a Zoom meeting room and will see and hear each other. Interactive sessions may include group discussion, writing prompts, activities, polls, breakout rooms, PowerPoint (or similar technology) presentations, or more.
Webinar presentations are less interactive – a facilitator and host will be on screen, but you will not see participants' cameras/mics. This is a great format for a presentation on a topic followed by a moderated Q+A.
We invite proposals for online presentations that address:
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:
Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022. Please email your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.