Writer in Residence 2014
Request for Applications
The Calgary Public Library invites applications for the position of Writer in Residence for the fall of 2014, subject to funding approval. The program is based at Memorial Park Library.
The Writer in Residence acts as a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing information and advice about all aspects of writing and publishing. S/he offers encouragement and a critical eye to beginning writers who are seeking to find their own literary voice as well as to those more established writers who desire a professional appraisal of their work. Planned activities include individual consultations, delivery of writing programs and workshops, public readings and an opportunity to work on his/her own projects during the residency.
The program typically runs for three months. The position requires 17.5 hours per week at the library, leaving the remaining time for writing.
Remuneration is dependent on the size of the grant, and in recent years has been between $3000 and $4000 / month.
Applicants must have been published professionally. (Eligible publications include a complete book of fiction, short stories, poetry, drama, children’s literature or non-fiction written for the general public). Candidates must have some teaching experience and feel comfortable critiquing a wide variety of genres in both creative and non-fiction writing. Applicants should have plans to work on a writing project during the residency.
Applications should include a letter outlining suitability for the position, a resume, writing samples and proposals for public programs to be offered in the library during the residency. APPLICATIONS IN ELECTRONIC FORM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications to be submitted to:
Customer Services Manager Memorial Park Library 1221 2nd Street, SW Calgary, AB, T2R 0W5
Application deadline: June 30th 2013