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Call for Proposals

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild seeks proposals for panel discussions and presentations for the two-day Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild 2017 Fall Conference to be held in Regina, SK on October 21-22, 2017. This year the SWG Fall Conference theme is Dawn of the Read: Writing and Inspiration

Panel sessions are 60 minutes in length with multiple authors. We welcome vibrant and energetic presentations and multi-media presentations are encouraged. The SWG encourages proposals mainly from Saskatchewan writers, but welcomes proposals from all across Canada; however, national participation is limited. Presenters may participate in a maximum of two panels.

Individual session proposals are also welcome, but must be strong topics to appeal to a wider range of writers. Individual sessions will be 60 minutes in length. 

We invite proposals for panels and presentations that include:

  • craft of writing fiction, poetry, non-fiction 
  • craft of writing genre
  • business of writing and publishing, including marketing and promotion

The conference sessions bring together participants and audiences interested in writing for a one-of a kind opportunity to exchange ideas about the craft of writing, process, marketing and publishing, and of course engaging ideas about the writing life.
Priority will be given to panels that fit the theme and are cohesive. The SWG reserves the right to reject any panel or individual proposal.

What to Include in Your Proposal

  • Name and contact info (email, address, phone)
  • Description of panel topic (500 words or less) 
  • List of panel participants (minimum of two, maximum of 5 (including moderator), 
  • Synopsis of each panellists’ presentations
  • Biography of each participant (100 words max)
  • Audio-visual requirements

Submission Deadline: Conference proposals must be received at programs@skwriter.com by April 1, 2017. Those selected will be notified by April 30, 2017.

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