Events & Workshops

Event Type
Calls Of Interest

Start: February 1, 2022
St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster
Yolanda Hansen - Program Manager
Start: February 1, 2022

Call for Writer-in-Residence for April 2022 Facilitated Retreat


The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking a Writer-In-Residence (WIR) for our April Facilitated Retreat at St. Peter’s Abbey from April 28-May 1, 2022.


The Facilitated Retreat is open to beginner or emerging writers in any genre and is intended to include both silent writing time and interaction with the Writer-in-Residence.


The Writer-in-Residence will give a 60-min talk about the craft of writing, intended for writers of all genres, on the first evening of the facilitated retreat. The WIR will also meet one-on-one with each participant (maximum of ten) for one hour to give specific feedback on their submitted writing and/or answers to their writing-related questions. The WIR can choose to hold 1 60-minute meeting or 2 30-minute meetings with each retreatant. The WIR will be available for informal discussion with participants during meals and will host a reading of the participants’ work on the last evening. The object of the Facilitated Retreat is to encourage and offer advice to participants. 


The Facilitated Retreat will take place at St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, from April 28 - May 1, 2022, with arrival during the late afternoon of Thursday, April 28 and departure the morning of Sunday, May 1.


The Writer-in-Residence will be paid a flat fee of $1500, plus GST, for working with 10 retreat participants. If participant numbers are fewer, a lesser fee will be paid.


A private room with a washroom and meals are provided. The Writer-In-Residence is responsible for their own transportation to and from the facility, although carpooling may be available. A complete job description is available upon request. Previous Writers-In-Residence should allow five years before re-applying for this position. 


Our successful Writer-in-Residence should be prepared to follow any COVID-19 protocols that may be in place in April.



  • To hold a 60-minute talk in the evening of Thursday, April 28 about the craft of writing for an audience of emerging writers in all genres.
  • To review and edit materials supplied by retreatants in their application; to discuss this work and interact with participants in one-hour meetings during the retreat.
  • To provide an introductory email to participants to welcome them to the retreat prior to arrival.
  • To host an open mic, in which all participants share their work, in the evening of Saturday, April 30.
  • To submit a final report to the SWG about the Facilitated Retreat by May 6.



  • Experience in a teaching or mentoring situation with beginning writers in different genres
  • An extensive publication history, including at least two books
  • Saskatchewan residency preferred


To apply, please submit your literary CV (max 5 pages) and a letter describing your approach to teaching/mentoring writers and the names and phone numbers of two people familiar with your teaching/mentoring ability. A demonstrated ability to work with writers of different genres is an asset.


Applications from outside the province will be accepted, but please note that Saskatchewan residency is preferred and there are no travel funds available for travel to Saskatchewan.


Please email your application to by February 1, 2022 (midnight).