Winter Writers Retreat

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Winter Writers Retreat

The Winter Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, a personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day, and you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers.

What Does The Program Offer?

The program provides opportunities for consultations with guest mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

This 14-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one workshopping.

Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre.

This flexible program allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. All program elements are optional.

Who Should Apply?

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

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.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2021
Program Dates: January 17 – 30, 2022

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

For more information and to apply online, visit

Faculty Mónica de la Torre and Souvankham Thammavongsa

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