Open Call

Writing Studio | Literary Arts

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

With Funding
Banff, Canada


Early and mid-stage career writers of fiction (or other narrative prose) and poetry who are seeking a period of dedicated time to develop a book-length manuscript with the guidance of an experienced mentor. This program is designed for published poets, writers of fiction, and other narrative prose. We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

Number of Participants

This program is designed to offer the freedom of unstructured time for each individual participant’s needs and desired outcomes. The residency also offers the opportunity to work with our esteemed faculty mentors over five weeks. Writing Studio also features a weekly reading series, as well as one-on-one sessions with a voice and relaxation instructor to help you develop your public reading skills.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


April 28, 2020 - May 31, 2020


  • CA$2,868.00 stipend (one-time)


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$5,736.00 program fee (one-time)


Desk Space, Library


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Discussion, Group Dinners, Mentors, Readings, Retreat, Self-Directed, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting


No languages listed

Program Description

An ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth, Writing Studio provides writers and poets with an extended period of uninterrupted writing time and one-on-one editorial assistance from experienced writers/editors. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with a community of working writers, work with a voice and movement coach, and to share your work at a weekly reading event.

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