Open Call

Computational Writing

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


Experienced writers and programmers looking to explore the future of digital compositional techniques. We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. You may also sign up for additional walks and day trips within Banff National Park as well as campus-wide activities organized by our Participant Resources team. This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Number of Participants

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 writing across genre. With faculty Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Nick Montfort and guest speaker Ryan Thompson.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 25, 2022 - May 07, 2022


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$3,059.00 program fee (one-time)


Individual Studio


Private Room


Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea

Public Programs

Discussion, Mentors, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Literature, Web Development


No languages listed

Program Description

The Computational Writing residency will allow writers to explore working at the intersection of computing and literary art, not only by using pre-developed tools but also by directly undertaking programming. The residency will consider how computation can be means for reflecting on one’s own writing process as well as for processing anything from small, curated collections of words to large text corpora. This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. The program provides opportunities for consultations with mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary techniques, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

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