Writer in Residence - Andrea Routley
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.
Andrea Routley is a writer and editor from BC’s south coast. Her work has appeared in literary magazines, such as Geist and The Fiddlehead Review, and in 2020, the title story of her new book, “This Unlikely Soil,” was shortlisted for the Malahat Review Novella Prize. Her debut collection, Jane and the Whales (Caitlin Press, 2013), was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She recently completed her Master of Fine Arts UBC (Okanagan). This winter, while the Haig-Brown House Writer in Residence, she will be completing her novel Field Guide to Bats and Other Damage.
How to Apply to the Writer in Residence Program
Published authors are being invited to apply for the 2023-2024 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 31, 2023.
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.|
|2021/2022||Danny Ramadan||Vancouver, B.C.|