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Winter Writers Residency 2025

This 12-day self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life.


Banff center for art and creativity
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Application Deadline: September 11, 2024


Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. This program provides opportunities for consultations with exceptional mentors Danez Smith and Omar El Akkad and professional guest Samantha Haywood (Transatlantic Agency), and optional group sessions that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.


What does the program offer?


This 12-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members and professional guests, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Mentors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre.


Who should apply?


We welcome writers of all ages (18+), backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

Please note: This program is run in English and only accepts projects that are being written in English.

This program is not open to applicants who have taken part in a Banff Centre residency in the last year, nor to current faculty members of any other Banff Centre programming.

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