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July 6, 2022

Call for Applications: Emerging Writers Residency 2022

Hosted by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

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 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.

Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  July 06, 2022

Organizations

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, PO Box 1020, Banff, AB, T1L 1H5, Canada

Phone number: (403) 762-6100

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.