Writer in Residence Application Form

Green College at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications from Canadian and Indigenous writers for the position of Writer in Residence. Our residencies are for 3 months (Sept-Nov or Jan-March). For more details about our Call for Applications, please visit https://greencollege.ubc.ca/call-applications-2020-21-writer-residence

Completed applications must be received by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Eligibility

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Active participant in the writing community
  • A strong record of publication and community engagement
  • Comfortable and willing to engage with the public one-on-one and in group settings

We invite applications from writers in all genres.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

All documents must be in PDF format.

  • A letter explaining your interest in the position, describing the writing project(s) you would undertake for the residency, and outlining a themed series of three public events (in addition to a reading from your own work).
  • A resume listing your publications, public appearances, events hosted and organized, residencies, mentorship experience, and any other relevant experience.
  • A sample of your published work not exceeding 25 pages in length
  • Two arm’s-length letters of reference from persons able to speak of your abilities as a writer, presenter, mentor and host of community-oriented literary activities.

Applicants may alternatively submit hardcopy applications to:

Dr. Mark Vessey, Principal
Green College
University of British Columbia
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1


 

Applicant Details
Application Documents
Please name your file in the following format - Lastname-LetterofInterest
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please name your file in the following format - Lastname-Resume
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please name your file in the following format - Lastname-Sample
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please name your file in the following format - Lastname-Reference-Refereename
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please name your file in the following format - Lastname-Reference-Refereename
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.