2015 WANL-Winterest Emerging Writers’ Workshop



2015 WANL-Winterest Emerging Writers’ Workshop

Emerging writers are invited to take part in an intense, inspirational learning opportunity this August.
Winterset in Summer Literary Festival, in partnership with the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL), invites applications from individuals interested in participating in a full-day Emerging Writers’ Workshop on August 6, 2015 in Eastport.

The workshop is free of charge for those writers selected to participate by WANL’s adjudicator. It will consist of two sessions:

Morning Role Call: Developing Character by Detail”, and “P.I.P.P. in the Afternoon: Passion, Inspiration, Practicality and Perseverance.”

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from two award-winning Canadian writers:

Richard Gwyn, columnist and author including the highly praised biographies of Pierre Trudeau and Joey Smallwood, and founder of the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival. His biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, The Man Who Made Us, won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction in 2008.
Cassie Stocks, author of Dance, Gladys, Dance and Winner of the 2013 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour Writing.

The workshop is supported through Winterset’s Outreach program, which encourages the development of emerging writers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

To learn more about Winterset in Summer, visit www.wintersetinsummer.ca/.


Who can apply to attend the workshop?

The workshop is for emerging writers currently residing in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Emerging writer” for the purpose of this workshop is defined as someone who has published few or no professionally published books. Applicants may have authored articles, essays, poems or short stories published in print or online, but this is not a requirement.

When and where is the workshop being held?

The one-day workshop is Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 9 AM to 4 PM. It will be held in Happy Adventure on the Eastport Peninsula, and occur as part of the Winterset in Summer Literary Festival. The festival will offer emerging writers the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of our country’s finest authors.

What is included?

The one-day workshop is free of charge to selected participants. Lunch and snacks will be included; however, travel and accommodations are the responsibility of those selected to attend.
A travel and accommodation subsidy of $50 is available from WANL upon request.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the New Voices Panel on Saturday afternoon at 2:30; this panel focuses on new writers and their challenges and successes in becoming published.

How do I apply?

Space is limited. Interested writers must complete an application form and provide a short statement (250 words or less) on why they would benefit and what they hope to gain from the workshop.

Deadline: June 1, 2015 (Successful applicants will be notified in mid-June.)

Full details and application form, click here .