Open Call

Emerging Writers Residency 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


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.

Number of Participants

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. *Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program. All accepted participants will receive the above financial aid package. Application fees are not refundable.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 03, 2022 - October 15, 2022


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$2,913.00 program fee (one-time)


Computer Lab, Desk Space, Individual Studio


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Courses, Critique, Group Dinners, Mentors, Professional Development, Readings, Retreat, Visiting Professionals




No languages listed

Program Description

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.

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