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New Writer-in-Residence Program Announced at Sheridan

October 01, 2019

The faculty, staff, and students of the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing and Publishing (CW&P) at Sheridan College are excited to announce the launch of their new Writer-in-Residence program, and to invite expressions of interest for 2019-2020.  

The 2019-2020 Writer-in-Residence will serve a term of six months (November to April). In addition to working on their own writing project, the Writer-in-Residence will provide creative leadership, mentoring, and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing (including class visits and public events), to members of the CW&P and broader Sheridan communities. This is a non-teaching, community- and culture-building position designed to complement existing CW&P programming and curriculum.

Sean McNabney, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, notes: “We are tremendously excited to launch our Writer-in-Residence program. From the initial stages of our conception for the CW&P degree, we determined that a role such as this would complement the program’s inherent commitment to creative engagement with not only relevant industry, but with the community-at-large in innovative and exciting ways. We look forward to seeing our future Writers-in-Residence bring this vision to life for the benefit of our community and the enhancement of the learning experience of CW&P students.”

The only four-year bachelor’s degree in Canada to combine creative writing and publishing in its core curriculum, CW&P is particularly interested in applicants with a strong record of publication in any creative genre as well as experience in the publishing industry.

For further details, applicants are encouraged to send an email expressing their interest, along with an up-to-date cv, to the following address by October 25, 2019: expressionsofinterest.writerinresidence@sheridancollege.ca