come for a visit, maybe?

Green College at UBC is looking for a Writer-in-Residence for Fall 2012. Locals aren't eligible, but you out-of-town poets are. See, you knew I'd eventually reward you for wading through all my Vancouver event postings! The details:


Green College at the University of British Columbia invites applications from Canadian writers normally resident outside the Lower Mainland of BC, for the position of Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at the College. The term of the residency will be three months within the period between September 1 and December 15, 2012, subject to funding approval.

The Writer-in-Residence will work with the Green College community through consultations and workshops, and will create and coordinate a public series of literary events, as part of the College’s academic programming for the UBC and local community. She or he will be expected to live at the College for the term of the residency, and will be provided with reimbursement for economy-fare travel (within Canada) to and from Vancouver, room and partial board during the stay, and a stipend of $18,000. Additional funding will be available to support the public series of events.

For its 2012 residency the College seeks a writer of established reputation in any genre/s (at least two books in print or equivalent public recognition) and with significant previous experience of arranging and hosting literary events.

Only complete applications received by postal mail by the deadline are accepted. Please send applications to:
Writer-in-Residence Selection Committee
Green College, The University of British Columbia
6201 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1
Applications must include:
* A covering letter that includes a sketch of possible events for the residency
* A curriculum vitae
* 20-30 page writing sample
* Two letters of reference, signed by the referees and provided in sealed envelopes, which may be mailed separately
Please Note: Applications must be received by Green College on or before the February 1, 2012 deadline to be eligible.

Questions may be directed to Tatiana Tomljanovic, Communications Manager, at gc.communications(at)ubc.ca or 604-822-0676.

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