Call for Applications: Visiting Indigenous Writer
Douglas College’s Creative Writing Department invites applications for a Visiting Indigenous Writer position. We welcome experienced Indigenous writers of all genres, including poetry, fiction, storytelling, memoir, screenwriting, playwriting, song writing, children’s literature, and/or speculative fiction.
The position will be held for one week, from November 8 to 14, 2019, at the Douglas College campus in New Westminster, BC. The writer will receive a $5,000 honorarium. Travel, hotel accommodation, and per diem ($50/day) will also be provided.
The selected writer will spend their time interacting with the community through public presentations and events, including a welcome dinner, consultations with students, class visits, and a reading and/or craft talk at the annual Indigenous Voices program hosted by EVENT Magazine and Douglas College’s Aboriginal Student Services.
- Book publication or equivalent public performances, productions, etc.
- Previous teaching, mentorship, and/or public speaking experience considered an asset
To apply, please submit:
- A resume or CV of related experience
- A writing sample of maximum 10 pages, or a video/audio clip of maximum 5 minutes
- A one-page letter describing how you envision spending your time during the residency
Please send applications by email to Shashi Bhat at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of Friday, September 27, 2019.