RPL Writer-in-Residence Call for Applications

August 28, 2019 – May 31, 2020 Residency

Regina Public Library invites applications from Canadian creative writers for the position of Writer-in-Residence. The candidate of choice will have the flexibility to organize and attend events throughout the residency period.

The successful candidate will spend at least 40 per cent of his/her time working with Regina Public Library to schedule and deliver individual consultations, community/school visits, and group workshops and seminars in alignment with RPL’s vision, mission, and values. Up to 60 per cent of his/her time will be devoted to personal writing projects.

Our candidate of choice will have:

  • Experience working with the public;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Encouraging attitude with a strong ability to inspire others;
  • Adept at handling group facilitation activities in order to bring members of the public together in a shared experience;
  • Exceptional instructional skills aimed at ensuring positive learning, and a demonstrated ability to provide constructive criticism in a compassionate manner;
  • Experience managing a public social media presence on Facebook; and
  • Published works, and a background in the literary field in Canada.

Please include a cover letter that provides:

  • Information on why you are a good candidate for this position, taking into consideration and addressing the requirements outlined above;
  • An explanation of your writing – the genres you prefer, the format of your writing (poetry, short fiction, etc.) and where your works have been published; and
  •  Examples of previous experience working with the public and leading workshops, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, etc.

Also provide your CV or résumé; a 10-page writing sample (no more than 10 pages, please); and three letters of reference, one from a supervisor or community leader who can attest to your leadership skills. References should include a daytime and evening phone number and an email address.

Successful applicant will be asked to complete a Criminal Record Check.


Salary: $40,000 for the residency period.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 25, 2019.


Apply to:

Writer-in-Residence Search Committee
Community Engagement and Programming
Regina Public Library
P.O. Box 2311 (2311 -12th Avenue)Regina, SK  S4P 3Z5



Seismic.Press Call for Submissions

GravitasPoetry.com & Monologging.org have come together to form Seismic.Press (forthcoming) and are currently seeking short-story, novel excerpt, and essay submissions for their inaugural anthology to be published in September.

Please visit https://pubhousebooks.submittable.com/submit for submission guidelines.



SWG Summer Retreats

The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is currently accepting applications for both the Summer Facilitated Retreat from July 12-19, 2019 and the Summer Saskatchewan Writers/Artists Retreat from July 19–Aug 2, 2019. The retreats will be held at St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster, SK and are open to writers and artists from across Saskatchewan, Canada and the world.

New this year, the Facilitated Retreat will be a week of undisturbed writing time as well as time with and access to our Writer-in Residence Tanis MacDonald. The regular summer retreats are intended for established and practicing writers and artists to work independently.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.skwriter.com/home/859.


Deadline for applications: May 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm


For more information, please contact:

Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager
T: 306.791.7743
E: programs@skwriter.com



University of Calgary Continuing Education Online Writing Certificate Programs

Do you have a passion for creative writing? Do you need to strengthen your business and technical writing skills?  Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help. Our writing certificates, including Creative Writing and Professional Writing with specializations in Business and Technical Writing and in Marketing and Public Relations, are taught by published authors and cover all aspects of the writing process. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of these writing certificate programs may be exactly what you need.

All of the courses in the programs are delivered completely online. When you enrol in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Upcoming courses are open for registration. For more information, visit https://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing



White Wall Review Call for Submissions

Ryerson University’s literary magazine, White Wall Review, is currently working on expanding the opportunities for a more diverse pool of writers to submit their work to the magazine. The magazine, established in 1975, has gained recognition among Canadian poets and writers of both fiction and nonfiction, with a great majority of submissions coming from Ontario every year.

For more information, please visit http://whitewallreview.com/



King’s MFA in Creative Nonfiction

This unique, two-year, limited-residency graduate program enables writers to continue to live and work in their home communities while working with writer-mentors to develop their book proposals and manuscripts. Faculty and mentors for the MFA include award-winning writers published by the top book imprints in Canada and around the world. Program includes two two-week summer residencies in Halifax, and one-week winter residencies in Toronto and New York, featuring guest publishers, editors, agents and writers.

For further course details and online registration information, go to ukings.ca/area-of-study/master-of-fine-arts-in-creative-nonfiction

For specific questions about the program, please contact: Kim Pittway (kim.pittaway@ukings.ca), Stephen Kimber (stephen.kimber@ukings.ca) or Dean Jobb (dean.jobb@ukings.ca).

Applications accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year