The SWG is seeking two instructors (or one instructor who is interested in leading TWO workshops) for Weaving Words. Ideal applicants are established professional writers with experience leading creative writing workshops.
Weaving Words is a SWG program for new Canadians, offered in partnership with the Global Gathering Place in Saskatoon. There will be a maximum of 15 participants per session. Although dates have yet to be finalized, the summer session is scheduled to take place August 2018, ideally on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings over two weeks, and the winter session occurring late January or early February 2019 over two weekends. Each session takes place at the Global Gathering Place with a total of 10 hours of teaching, as well as a final reading and celebration.
Weaving Words gives people from other cultures the chance to work with professional Canadian writers in a relaxed setting, to get some tips and hands-on experience telling their own stories and to meet others who are interested in learning the craft of creative writing. This year’s focus is on the creation of memoirs in either prose or poetry.
Participants will explore ways to write their stories in English, while keeping their distinctive voice, and building on their writing, story structure and editing skills. The participants will also have the opportunity to experience a live reading as they present their work to an audience upon completion of the program. They will also create a chapbook anthology during the workshop.
Please indicate your interest in leading ONE or BOTH workshops, and send your CV to SWG Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-791-7743.