The ACHH is excited to announce that we will host a 2019 Writer in Residence this fall. Readers and writers were wowed by last year’s Writer in Residence, Frances Itani, so we’re doing it again.

2019 Writer in Residence

Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands

The Arts Council Haliburton Highlands is seeking expressions of interest from Canadian authors for our 2019 Writer in Residence program. The 2019 Writer in Residence (WiR) program will take place September 15 to 29, over a beautiful fall period in the Highlands. Residence includes two weeks accommodation in a private lakeside cottage.

The successful candidate will participate in an innovative book club format which will include a live-streamed public appearance and Q&A session on September 15. The focus will be on one selected book; however, an onsite sales table will have other titles by the author available.

Our writer-in-residence program was launched in 2018 to help guide and inspire local writers at various levels. Our success last fall hosting author Frances Itani, and her impact on the community, confirmed the value of our WiR program.

Depending on additional funding being secured, the 2019 Writer in Residence will also:

  • lead a one-day workshop on aspects of craft and technique
  • participate in an intimate writers' retreat by providing a maximum of 10 one-on-one feedback sessions and casual evening programming in an area facility (retreat to be held Sept 27 to 29.)

Should funding not be secured for the latter part of the program, the Arts Council guarantees a $500 honorarium, private lakeside accommodations and a budget for travel for September 15 - 29. In addition, we would schedule a one-day WiR workshop for local writers at which a fee is charged and fees going to the WiR, less a 10% admin charge.

If full funding is secured, an additional $1500 will be paid to the writer to provide the workshop and participate in the retreat programming, as noted.

Interested writers should be comfortable with public appearances, as well as facilitating workshops and meeting with writers at various stages of their development.

Contact:  Renée Woltz, Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands 

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