The SWG is now accepting applications for Mentors in the 2024 Indigenous Mentorship Program. This program allows developing Indigenous writers (apprentices) to work in a supportive environment under the guidance of professional writers (mentors).
The mentor provides the apprentice with one-on-one instruction in the craft of creative writing. The program is open to Indigenous writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The two (2) participants, one (1) mentor and one (1) apprentice will work together for approximately 20 hours a month in collaboration through email, phone, online meetings or in-person. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2024. An in-person Apprentice Reading will be co-hosted with the Mentorship Program in May 2024 as a conclusion to the programs.
The focus of the program is craft development, manuscript preparation, and the business of writing and editing; apprentices should not expect to have a completed manuscript by the end of the program. At the end of the program, the apprentices will give a public reading of their work.
There is no cost to apply for this program.
Deadlines: Mentor applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21, 2023 midnight.
Full program details and application guidelines are here:
Call for Indigenous Mentors
The SWG seeks experienced Indigenous writers in all genres to participate in the Indigenous Mentorship Program. Mentors who have participated in the regular SWG mentorship program or the Aboriginal Mentorship Program in the past are welcome to apply.
Mentors will be selected based on the following criteria:
Mentors will receive an honorarium of $2,800.00 for participating in the four (4) month program.
The selected mentor will choose their own apprentice from applications submitted to SWG.
The results of this competition will be announced in November.
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