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Late Winter Writers Residency Online 2024
The Late Winter 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 two week online residency provides broad thematic teaching from faculty members, Fawn Parker and Annick McAskill, Q&A sessions and workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that you may be encountering with your 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.
Feb 12, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour welcome session
Feb 12 – Feb 23, 2024 – scheduled 1-on-1 1-hour sessions between residents and faculty (1 hour per person per week)
Feb 13, 202343:00 MT (TBC) - 1-hour talk by faculty member
Feb 14, 202343:00 MT (TBC) – 30min drop-in with Banff Centre staff
Feb 15, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour writing social/parallel writing
Feb 16, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) –1-hour online readings by participants
Feb 20, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour talk by faculty member
Feb 21, 2024 2:30 MT (TBC) – 30min drop-in with Banff Centre staff
Feb 21, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour writing social/parallel writing
Feb 22, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) –1-hour online readings by participants
Feb 23, 2024 3:00 MT (TBC) – 1-hour closing session
Join in group seminars/workshops.
A series of outstanding guest artists and curators will give free public talks and hold informal discussions.
This program offers opportunities to showcase your work-in-progress
Fees & Financial Assistance
Application fee: $65 ($35 for applicants who identify as Indigenous)
*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
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.