Historic Joy Kogawa House will host a resident author between April 1 and
June 30, 2010, as part of its writer-in-residence program. The aims of the
residency are to foster greater appreciation for Canadian writing within the
Metro Vancouver community, offer members of the community an opportunity to
interact with the resident author, and to provide the space, time and
resources for a Canadian author to write.
The writer-in-residence will provide advice to emerging and other writers
through one-to-one consultations, seminars and school visits. This full-time
position (35 hours per week) requires 25 percent of the author’s time be
spent on public programs or projects, leaving 75 percent of the work week
available for creative writing.
Applicants are encouraged to identify innovative ways their residency would
foster an appreciation for Canadian writing and involve communities not
typically exposed to Canadian literature.
a.. Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
b.. Minimum of one critically well-received title published
professionally, including a complete work of fiction, short stories, poetry,
drama, or literary non-fiction
c.. Professional teaching or public speaking experience
d.. Comfortable and willing to engage with the public one-on-one and in
a.. Active participant in the writing community
b.. In the early working stage of a new writing project intended for
a.. $2500 per month, plus free accommodation valued at $1500 per month
b.. Assistance available for travel expenses
Expressions of interest must include 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume with a
history of literary publications, and previous experiences teaching,
conducting writing programs, and facilitating workshops or other forms of
public presentation; 3) contact information for three references; and 4) a
20- to 30-page sample of recent writing along with reviews of earlier works.
Once a short-list of candidates has been determined, the selection committee
will request three letters of reference from each of the short-listed
a.. Completed applications must be received by midnight (PST) on February
b.. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed as a Word document.
Author Residency Selection Committee
c/o Ann-Marie Metten
Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : 604.263-6581
Terms of employment are based on Canada Council guidelines.This position and
length of term are subject to Canada Council funding.