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Writer-In-Residence Wanted for Facilitated Retreat

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking a Writer-In-Residence (WIR) for the Facilitated Retreat in spring 2013. The Writer-In-Residence will give a talk on an aspect of writing as reflected by the needs of the participants. The WIR will also meet one on one with each of a maximum of six participants for a total of one hour to give them specific feedback on their writing and/or answers to their writing-related questions. The WIR is expected to be available for informal discussion with participants during meals and at other times for a minimum of seven hours over the course of the retreat. The object of the Facilitated Retreat is to encourage and offer advice to participants.

The Facilitated Retreat will take place at Historic Bishops Residence in Gravelbourg, SK. The date of the retreat is May 30-June 2, 2013 with arrival on the evening of May 30. Payment is $1300 (plus GST if required). Private room and meals are provided, but the Writer-In-Residence is responsible for their own transportation to and from the facility. If the retreat does not go ahead as planned because of lack of registration or other reasons, no fee will be paid. A complete job description is available upon request. Previously hired Writers-In-Residence should allow five years before re-applying for this position.


  • Experience in a teaching or mentoring situation with beginning writers in different genres
  • An extensive publication history, including at least one book

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. Preference will be given to Saskatchewan residents.

Send your application to the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild by mail to P.O.Box 3986, Regina, SK S4P 3R9, by courier to Suite 100, 1150-8th Avenue, Regina, SK S4R 1C9 or by email to programs@skwriter.com.

Deadline: Applications for this contract position must be in the Guild office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013.

For more information please contact Tracy Hamon at (306) 791-7743 or at programs@skwriter.com.

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