The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking a Writer-In-Residence (WIR) for our November Facilitated Retreat at St. Peter’s Abbey from November 11-14, 2021.
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 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 November 11-14, 2021, with arrival during the late afternoon of Thursday, Nov 11 and departure the morning of Sunday, Nov 14. The Virtual 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 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 health measures that may be in place in November.
To apply, please submit your CV, the names and phone numbers of two people familiar with your teaching/mentoring ability, and one or two paragraphs describing your approach to teaching/mentoring writers.
Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 2, 2021 (midnight).