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Late Fall Writers Residency Online 2023

Literary Arts | Online

Program Information

Program faculty Moez Surani and Klara du Plessis

Program faculty Moez Surani and Klara du Plessis


The Late Fall Writers Residency Online is a small cohort program that gives you a chance to learn from each other and faculty, attend exclusive talks, ask questions, and develop your practice.

What does the program offer?

This 12-day online residency provides broad thematic teaching from exceptional faculty members Moez Surani and Klara du Plessis, Q&A sessions, and workshopping.

Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing of both poetry and fiction. 

One-on-one mentorship will allow you to receive direct mentorship on craft and professional development.

Who should apply?

Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The online program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record. We welcome writers from all ages (18+), backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

This Residency only accepts projects that are being written in English.

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.


Nov 20, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour welcome session

Nov 20 – Dec 1, 2023 – scheduled 1-on-1 1-hour sessions between residents and faculty (1 hour per person per week)

Nov 21, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) - 1-hour talk by faculty member

Nov 22, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 30min drop-in with Banff Centre staff

Nov 23, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour writing social/parallel writing

Nov 24, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) –1-hour online readings by participants

Nov 27, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour talk by faculty member

Nov 28, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 30min drop-in with Banff Centre staff

Nov 29, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour writing social/parallel writing

Nov 30, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) –1-hour online readings by participants

Dec 1, 2023 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour closing session

Zoom and Slack open to participants for entire 12-day session


Technical Requirements

Writers will need access to a computer, consistent internet access, Discord and Zoom. Banff Centre will provide remote technical support for all Zoom sessions.

What's Included

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Join in group seminars/workshops.

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A series of outstanding guest artists and curators will give free public talks and hold informal discussions.

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This program offers opportunities to showcase your work-in-progress

Fees & Financial Assistance

Program Fee
Program fee with Financial assistance

Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)

Note: Application fees are not refundable.

*Financial Aid of 100% of the program fee is available for this program. 

Banff Centre will issue official tax receipts for eligible tuition fees and financial assistance and awards as required by the Income Tax Act. You will receive a T2202 (Tuition and Enrolment Certificate) for eligible tuition fees paid and a T4A (Statement of Pension, Retirement, Annuity, and Other Income) for applicable financial assistance and awards.

How to Apply

Learn more about the steps to Complete Your Application.


A resume or C.V. describing publication history as well as academic, professional, and other relevant experience including previous enrolment in writing residencies.

Cover Letter

A one-page cover letter explaining why you are interested in this program, introducing your project, and what you hope to achieve by attending.

Project Summary

Provide a 500-word summary of the proposed project. This summary will be used as a narrative for administrative and public use

Work Samples

Please provide one writing sample from the work in progress that you intend to work on during the program, excerpt not exceeding 10 pages.


Participants are selected by impartial adjudicators on the basis of their submitted material. In addition to artistic merit, consideration will be given to the likelihood that the artist's work will benefit from the program.  Banff Centre respects the need for artists to plan ahead for their visit; applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete.


Applicants must be ages 18+ at the time of the program start date.

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.

Contact Admissions

For questions on preparing your application, please contact Admissions:

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