Who should apply? Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record. We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. This program is not open to applicants who have taken part in a Banff Centre residency in the last year, nor to current faculty members of any other Banff Centre programming. All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.
Number of Participants
This program will accept a cohort of 14 participants.
Selection Results (Announcement Dates)
January 29, 2021 - January 31, 2021
- $25.00 application fee
Courses, Discussion, Workshops
Journalism, Literature, Nonfiction, Poetry
Overview The Winter Writers Session is a small cohort program that provides writers with a chance to learn from each other and faculty, attend exclusive talks, ask questions and develop their practice. What does the program offer? The Winter Writers Online Session is a small cohort program that writers a chance to learn from each other and faculty, attend exclusive talks, ask questions and develop their practice. Participants have a chance to interact with our exceptional faculty focusing on writing across genres. Our marvelous faculty members Waubgeshig Rice and Emma Healey will offer readings, talks and workshopping opportunities, and Q&A sessions all delivered digitally over Zoom. Participants should expect dynamic sessions of focused learning, a chance to develop their writing, and forward-looking perspectives on writing.
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