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SWG Announces new Virtual Writer-in-Residence Program

February 1 – April 30, 2020

The SWG is pleased to announce a new pilot program: a Virtual Writer-in-Residence. This program will provide rural and isolated SWG members outside of Saskatchewan’s main city centres access to the services of a Writer-in-Residence. The Virtual Writer-in-Residence will meet one-on-one with SWG members through a video call to talk about the individual’s submitted writing project.

Starting February 1, 2020, members wanting to access this service must register directly with the Writer-in-Residence via email. Members may submit proposals, manuscripts or writing samples up to 15 pages in any genre for consultation. The Virtual Writer-in-Residence will arrange a meeting at a mutually convenient time and send the member an invitation to the video call.

Members can access this free service a maximum of one session per month, up to three sessions per residency period.

About the 2020 SWG Virtual Writer-in-Residence Arthur Slade:

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan, Canada (on a ranch). He wasn't raised by wolves. It was elves. And one grumpy dwarf. He began writing at an early age. It took a few years but he is now the author of over twenty-five novels, including DUST (which won the Governor General's award), AMBER FANG and DRAGON ASSASSIN. He currently lives in the mythical city of Saskatoon and does all of his writing on a treadmill desk while he listens to heavy metal. Really. It's true.

For more information about this program, please refer to our Virtual Writer-in-Residence webpage

For more information, please contact:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.791.7743
E: programs@skwriter.com

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