Emerging Writers Residency 2022 | In Person

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2022


TUITION / COST:2913.50
*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.

CONTACT: Rhona Dolson
PHONE: 4037626180
EMAIL: literaryartsadmissions@banffcentre.ca
WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/35LTOYl

This 13-day writing workshop focuses on new writers of Young Adult (YA) and Children’s Literature.


This workshop-based program focuses on providing structured support for new Young Adult (YA) & Children’s Literature writers wanting to improve their writing skills. Two faculty work closely with 7 participants each, offering new writers the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty.

The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in YA and Children’s Literature.

What does the program offer?

This 13-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, public events, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their new manuscripts and emerging practices.

In addition to a single room, and a small private studio, you will be surrounded by a community of artistic peers with the opportunity to attend inspiring talks, performances, and meet with guest faculty to consult on your work.

Who should apply?

Any new writer of YA or Children’s Literature interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program.

Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply.

*Financial Aid of up to 100% of tuition fee and 50% of meal and accommodation fee is available for this program.

For more information and to apply online visit: https://bit.ly/35LTOYl


Featured Writers Include:

Katherena Vermette, Tanya Boteju and Lynne Missen


Children's literature


107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Alberta, Canada
T1L 1H5

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines.

Banff Centre’s Literary Arts programs provide an inspiring space and focused time for emerging and established writers to push the boundaries of their talent and realize their potential. Our programs prepare writers in all genres for literary success on a national and international scale.Since the first summer playwriting program was offered in 1937, Banff Centre has provided writers with exceptional opportunities for artistic development within a community of supportive peers. Today, our year-round roster of intensive thematic residencies involves many of Canada’s most celebrated writers.

From our home in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential.