Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vancouver Public Library, Writer in Residence Call

Vancouver Public Library, Writer in Residence Call for Expressions of Interest
Publishers might want to pass on this information to your authors. More information is in the attached doc:

From August 13 to December 7, 2012, the Vancouver Public Library will host a resident author. The Writer-in-Residence program, now entering its eighth year, promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens. The aims of the residency are to foster greater appreciation for Canadian writing, provide opportunities to interact with the resident author and to provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write.

The Writer in Residence will provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations, workshops and seminars as well as outreach to targeted communities. This full-time position (35 hours/week) requires 25% of the author’s time be spent on Library programs or projects, leaving 75% of the work week available for creative writing.

Applicants must identify in their cover letter the innovative ways their residency would foster an appreciation for Canadian writing. Residencies that involve communities not typically exposed to Canadian literature are particularly encouraged. Application deadline is January 13, 2012.

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