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Created by the USC and co-sponsored by the Department of English and Writing Studies, the Student Writer-in-Residence (SWIR) is a program that provides a unique opportunity for students to take a leading role in promoting creativity. The Student Writer in Residence is expected to provide mentorship for student writers, participate in a variety of literary and cultural events on campus, and develop and present his or her own writing to the greater Western community.
Western hosts one of the longest-running Writer-in-Residence program in Canada and has given Western students direct access to such celebrated Canadian writers as Austin Clarke, Emma Donoghue, Margaret Laurence, and Alice Munro.
The Student Writer-in-Residence Program builds on the University’s long-standing commitment to creativity in the arts, and will recognize and provide support for a talented student writer as he or she pursues the fourth year of undergraduate studies; the Western community will benefit from the student’s expertise, leadership, organizational skills, and public engagement.
The position is open to all fourth-year students in any discipline, full or part time, and provides a total stipend of $1000. The SWIR will serve from September 2017 to April 2018. Applications are to include:
– A short cv
– 10-page writing sample
— A statement that outlines a plan for public engagement.
To apply for this SWIR position or to find out more detailed information on the position, contact the Vice-Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The application deadline is April 15th, 2017 at midnight. Decisions will be made by a SWIR committee and will be announced publicly by early June.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Form Code” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_sidebar admin_label=”Sidebar” orientation=”left” area=”et_pb_widget_area_10″ background_layout=”light” module_class=”btn-menu” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]