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Writer in Residence Wanted for Facilitated Retreat

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is seeking a Writer In Residence (WIR) for the annual Facilitated Retreat at St. Peter’s Abbey in the fall. 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 twelve 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 St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, from November 8-11, 2018, with arrival the evening of Thursday, November 8 and departure on Sunday, November 11. 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. Previous 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 genre
  • An extensive publication history, including at least two books

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.

Please contact Tracy Hamon, at programs@skwriter.com with any questions about the contract position. Send your application to the SWG office made to the attention of the Program Manager, Box 3986, Regina, SK, S4P 3R9. Deadline for receipt of applications for this contract position is Friday July 15, 2018.

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