Literary Arts Self-directed Writing Residency
Program dates: Ongoing
Minimum residency duration is 3 days.
Application deadline: ongoing
"In two weeks I have moved my portfolio/collection forward at least a year. Some short spells of time can define whole sections of our careers, for me, this was such a time."
Chris Dodd, Self-directed Writing Residency alumnus
About the Self-directed Writing Residency
Set in the heart of Banff National Park, The Banff Centre provides a perfect retreat setting for writers looking for focus and inspiration. This is the place you can come to be free from distraction, to focus deeply on a writing project. You’ll find the time, space, and facilities for creative thinking, editing, and manuscript development. Writers in all genres are invited to apply.
Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process.
Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces.
Note: On-campus accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide your exact accommodation request or specific room type as on-campus accommodation availability can be limited at times.
Above photo: Courtesy The Banff Centre.
All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee 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.