Writer In Residence
The Haig-Brown Writer in Residence for the 2012/2013 season is author Charlotte Gill.
Charlotte Gill wrote Eating Dirt, a tree-planting memoir nominated for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the Charles Taylor Prize, and two BC Book Prizes. It was the 2012 winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
Her previous book, Ladykiller, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and winner of the BC Book Prize for fiction. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Stories, The Journey Prize Stories, and many magazines. Originally from Ontario, she has lived and worked in many parts of Canada and now resides on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
An open house will be held at the Haig-Brown House in mid December, with an opportunity to meet the author and welcome her to Campbell River.
Writer in Residence Applications
Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2013-2014 Haig-Brown House Writer in Residence position. The residency entails spending the winter months (or a portion thereof) living in the Haig-Brown Heritage House, which is under the management of the Museum at Campbell River.
The very modest four bedroom house reflects the character of writer Roderick Haig-Brown and his wife Ann. Located in a peaceful setting on the banks of the Campbell River on Vancouver Island, it contains a Heritage library and is surrounded by two acres of garden and 17 acres of public parkland.
The writer’s time will be divided between pursuing personal writing projects and providing literary advice and support to the local community, with writing time favoured on a 60/40 basis (as per Canada Council’s Author Residencies Program guidelines). The writer would also participate in Museum winter programming.
A stipend of up to $2000 per month, depending on available funding, will be provided.
Please include a resume (maximum two pages), a list of publications, a one-page proposal of anticipated community activities, and a sample of work in progress (20 pages); with reasons why the residency would further your work. Forward your application package to Sandra Parrish, Museum at Campbell River, Box 70 Stn A, Campbell River, BC V9W 4Z9. Deadline is January 31, 2013.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past writers include:
Trevor Herriot (2011/2012)
Harry Thurston (2010/2011)