January 22, 29 & February 5, 2022, 10am-1pm
Open to all who have a literary arts project in mind
Limited to 15 participants
This series of three workshops will examine how writers with projects for print, spoken word, or storytelling can make a strong literary arts grant application. From drafting a project description to balancing a budget, we will also discuss artistic risk, impact, and cultural appropriation. Focus will be on funding programs at the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. A program officer will also join us to answer questions. This series is intended for Quebec- based writers at all stages of their practice: emerging, mid-career, or established. There will be tasks to complete between sessions and participants should have a clear, original literary arts project in mind.
Access to MS Word or similar writing software will be necessary as well as a willingness to share work and give and receive feedback in a workshop setting.
To complete your registration (after using the link below), please send a short, one-sentence description of your current literary arts project to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read “For Tawhida Tanya Evanson.”
Tawhida Tanya Evanson is a poet, author, artist, producer, and arts educator. Her poetry collections include Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018), and her first novel, Book of Wings (2021), is fresh from Véhicule Press. With a 25-year practice in spoken word, she performs internationally and has released several studio albums and videopoems. In 2013, she received the Golden Beret Award and was Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She is program director of The Banff Centre Spoken Word Residency and vice president of QWF. Based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, she moonlights as a whirling dervish.