2021/2022 Writer in Residence - Danny Ramadan
Each winter a Canadian writer spends the winter months at the Haig-Brown House engaging in public programming with the writing community, and working on their writing. This winter’s writer, Danny Ramadan, is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate.
His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards. His children’s Book Salma the Syrian Chef, continues to receive accolades. Both books were translated to multiple languages. His short stories and essays appeared in publications across North America and Europe. Ramadan’s forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes (2022), and his memoir, Crooked Teeth (2024), to be released by Penguin Random House.
Through his fundraising efforts, Ramadan raised over $200,000 for Syrian LGBTQ+ identifying refugees.
Ramadan graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing, and lives in Vancouver with his husband, Matthew Ramadan.
Join us in welcoming Danny at the Haig-Brown House on November 21, 2021. Details TBA
Now Accepting Applications to the Writer in Residence Program
Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2021-2022 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. The writer would also participate in the Museum at Campbell River’s winter programming.
A stipend of up to $2000 per month, depending on available funding, will be provided.
More information is available in this attachment.
Applications should include:
- A resume or CV (maximum two pages)
- A list of publications
- A sample of work in progress (10 – 20 pages)
- A letter of interest outling:
- Ideas and themes for proposed community programming.
- Reasons why the residency would further your work including an indication of what personal writing project you would be working on during this residency.
- Experience mentoring emerging writers.
- Two letters of reference
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: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Application deadline is March 5, 2021.
Past Writers in Residence
|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|
|2016/2017||John Donlan||Vancouver, B.C.|
|2017/2018||Bev Sellars||Soda Creek, B.C.|
|2018/2019||Terry Jordan||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|2019/2020||Eden Robinson||Kitimaat, B.C.|