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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 November 2019. 
 
The Writer in Residence will give a 60 min talk about the craft of writing on the first evening of the facilitated retreat. The WIR will also meet one on one with each of a maximum of twelve participants for a total of one hour to give 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 7-10, 2019, with arrival the evening of Thursday, November 7 and departure on Sunday, November 10. Payment is $1500 (plus GST if required). Private room and meals are provided. 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. 
 
Qualifications:
  • Experience in a teaching or mentoring situation with beginning writers in different genres
  • 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 email your submission to programs@skwriter.com by Tuesday July 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

Contact:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.790.7743
E: programs@skwriter.com

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