Emerging Writers Residency 2022 | Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
3 October – 16 October EDT
This workshop-based program focuses on providing structured support for new Young Adult (YA) & Children’s Literature writers wanting to improve their writing skills. Two faculty, Katherena Vermette and Tanya Boteju will work closely with 7 participants each, offering new writers the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty.
The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in YA and Children’s Literature.
What does the program offer?
This 13-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their new manuscripts and emerging practices.
In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.
Who should apply?
Any new writer of YA or Children’s Literature interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program. The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book.
Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: July 06, 2022
*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.