Call for Applications – Writer-in-Residence


Call for Applications

August 28, 2019 – May 31, 2020 Residency

Regina Public Library invites applications from Canadian creative writers for the position of Writer-in-Residence. The candidate of choice will have the flexibility to organize and attend events throughout the residency period.

The successful candidate will spend at least 40 per cent of his/her time working with Regina Public Library to schedule and deliver individual consultations, community/school visits, and group workshops and seminars in alignment with RPL’s vision, mission, and values. Up to 60 percent of his/her time will be devoted to personal writing projects.

Our candidate of choice will have:

  • Experience working with the public;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Encouraging attitude with a strong ability to inspire others;
  • Adept at handling group facilitation activities in order to bring members of the public together in a shared experience;
  • Exceptional instructional skills aimed at ensuring positive learning, and a demonstrated ability to provide constructive criticism in a compassionate manner;
  • Experience managing a public social media presence on Facebook; and
  • Published works, and a background in the literary field in Canada.

Please include a cover letter that provides:

  • Information on why you are a good candidate for this position, taking into consideration and addressing the requirements outlined above;
  • An explanation of your writing – the genres you prefer, the format of your writing (poetry, short fiction, etc.) and where your works have been published; and
  • Examples of previous experience working with the public and leading workshops, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, etc.

Also provide your CV or résumé; a 10-page writing sample (no more than 10 pages, please); and three letters of reference, one from a supervisor or community leader who can attest to your leadership skills. References should include a daytime and evening phone number and an email address.

Successful applicant will be asked to complete a Criminal Record Check.

Salary: $40,000 for the residency period.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 4:00 pm April 25, 2019.

Apply to:

Writer-in-Residence Search Committee

Community Engagement and Programming

Regina Public Library

P.O. Box 2311 (2311 -12th Avenue) Regina, SK S4P 3Z5


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