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2018 Mentorship Program

The SWG Mentorship Program allows developing writers to work in a supportive environment under the guidance of professional writers.

The mentor provides the apprentice with one-on-one instruction in the craft of creative writing. The program is open to writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The pairs will be in weekly contact and can communicate through email, phone, and face-to-face meetings. When an apprentice and mentor do not live in the same community, at least one face-to-face meeting is required.

The focus of the program is craft development; apprentices should not expect to have a completed manuscript by the end of the program. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2018. 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 and there are no participation fees.

Please read the complete program details carefully before applying.

Deadline: Mentors must be postmarked by October 10, 2017 - noon.

Call for Mentors

The SWG is seeking experienced writers in all genres to participate in the Mentorship Program. Mentors who have participated in the program in the past are welcome to re-apply.

Mentors will be selected based upon the following criteria:

  • the possession of a significant body of published work
  • experience as a teacher, workshop leader, mentor, writer-in-residence, or editor
  • the ability to commit time (15-20 hours per month) during the mentorship period
  • Saskatchewan residency

Mentors will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for their participation in the program.

The results of this competition will be announced in November.

The decisions of the jury will be final. Jurors may choose to not make the entire four matches.

For more information contact Tracy Hamon, Program Manager at 306. 791.7743 or programs@skwriter.com.

Applications must be postmarked by September 29, 2017 or can be emailed to programs@skwriter.com.

Mailing Address:
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
PO Box 3986
Regina, SK  S4P 3R9

Courier, Drop-Off & In-Person Address:
Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
Suite 100, 1150 - 8th Avenue
Regina, SK  S4R 1C9



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