Now Accepting Applications to the Writer in Residence Program
Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2017-2018 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.
The 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 at Campbell River winter programming.
A stipend of up to $2000 per month, depending on available funding, will be provided.
Applications should include:
Forward your application package via email or mail to Ken Blackburn, Museum at Campbell River, Box 70 Stn A, Campbell River, BC V9W 4Z9. Email is: . Application deadline is January 15, 2017.
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Comments from past writers:
“This was an extraordinary residency, and a gift of inspiration. The Haig-Brown house on the Campbell River embodies the spirit of its celebrated owners. The place literally welcomes writers with a warm and quiet embrace. The Museum of Campbell River provided excellent support and carefully respected my writing time. It did an excellent job promoting the residency.”
Andrew Nikiforuk, Writer in Residence 2013-2014
“My residency at the Haig-Brown House has given me much needed time to write again. I've accomplished much more than I thought I might at the start, mostly because of the quiet, creative space that the House seems uniquely designed to provide. I've also made some great contacts in the Campbell River area, in effect expanding my literary community.”
Charlotte Gill, Writer in Residence 2012/2013
“For me the Haig-Brown residency has been a sanctuary away from the distractions that sometimes slow me down as a writer. The house, the river, and the property have been an inspiration on many levels and I have had some of my best writing days here.”
Trevor Herriot, Writer in Residence 2011/2012
2004/2005 Don McKay Victoria, B.C.
2005/2006 David Carpenter Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2006/2007 Myrna Kostash Edmonton, Alberta
2007/2008 Brian Brett Saltspring Island, B.C.
2008/2009 Marjorie Doyle St. John’s, Newfoundland
2009/2010 Harry Thurston Amherst, Nova Scotia
2010/2011 Patricia Robertson Whitehorse, Yukon
2011/2012 Trevor Herriot Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2012/2013 Charlotte Gill Powell River, B.C.
2013/2014 Andrew Nikiforuk Calgary, Alberta
2014/2015 *David Carpenter Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2015/2016 Wayne Grady Kingston, Ontario