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Write Over Here: Open Rezidency

Write Over Here: Open Rezidency is a three-week online self-directed residency, where self-motivated writers are invited to work within their community to engage with faculty to support their practice. Participants will meet with the faculty team via Zoom for a weekly gathering where the cohort will come together to connect, share readings, and have deeper discussions on their process.

Throughout the residency, faculty will offer one-on-one meetings, as well as workshops that explore different writing practices. Writers will have the opportunity to engage with faculty throughout their time as needed and scheduled and are encouraged to connect with their peers, as well as continue to engage in their independent writing practice on and offline.

What Does the Program Offer?

Write Over Here: Open Rezidency offers participants the opportunity to focus on tools to help create the time and space to write from home. Writers will deepen their artistry and technical application with literary mentorship from faculty of various writing genres, create peer relationships and expand their professional networks, and have the opportunity for possible collaborations following their time with at Banff Centre. This is a self-motivated residency and encourages participants to discover best practices to engage and inspire writing to happen at home.

Who Should Apply?

This residency is open to Indigenous people from all regions locally, nationally, and internationally, however, participants will need to factor in the time zone consideration as online activities will be centered within Mountain Standard Time. This residency is an ideal fit for both Indigenous emerging writers and established writers with a professional writing practice, who are comfortable reading and sharing their original material.

Artists should have produced at least one published body of work and received recognition through a public presentation in performance or recordings as well as from their peers.

Program Dates: March 8 – 27, 2021
Application Deadline: January 20, 2021

For more information and to apply online, visit banffcentre.ca.

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