Student Writer-in-Residence Call for Applications

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2021 Call for Applications

The Student Writer-in-Residence (SWIR) is a collaborative program held in partnership through the University Students’ Council and the Department of English. It will recognize and provide support for a talented student writer. The position includes taking a leadership role at a variety of literary and cultural events on campus, providing mentorship for other student writers, and developing and presenting their own writing to the greater Western community.
Western hosts one of the longest-running Writer-in-Residence programs in Canada and has given Western students direct access to such celebrated Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Emma Donoghue, Margaret Laurence, and Alice Munro.


How to apply:

If you are a student in any discipline entering fourth year in 2021-2022, full or part time, and if you are an active creative writer, with organizational and community-building skills that will enrich the culture of creativity at Western, you should apply! The SWIR will serve from September 2021 to April 2022 and provides a total stipend of $1000.

Send applications to mmcmurr2@uwo.ca by Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Decision will be announced in early May 2021.

Application to include:

  1. a short cv which includes any publications and relevant experience
  2. writing portfolio of approximately 10 pages
  3. a 300-word statement of intent, which describes how you would contribute to Western's creative community