Fall Self-directed Writing Residency

Program dates: November 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

Application deadline: September 12, 2008

Program Information

“My week at the Self-directed Writing program was one of the most productive and uplifting weeks I’ve ever had as a writer.”
Paul Wilson — Self-directed Writing Residency

Self-directed writing residencies provide time, space, and facilities for individual research, editing, and manuscript development. There are no formal activities organized around a self-directed writing residency; writers structure their own time, and are free to maintain privacy or to engage with other artists and activities at The Banff Centre.

Writing faculty are not available for consultation or editing for self-directed writing residencies.

Participants are housed in single rooms that also serve as their private workspaces. Desired dates are subject to room availability.


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.