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Literary Arts | Fall Writers Session 2021 Online

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This 7-day online residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their writing across genre. 

What does the program offer?
This program session will allow writers across genre to explore craft, voice and workshop their manuscripts with exceptional faculty Farzana Doctor and Orlando White. Faculty will share their own work, present talks and field questions about craft, and work with writers to hone their writing in progress. The session will open with longer faculty talks and Q&A sessions, followed by 5 days of short one-on-one meetings, and then a closing reflective session.

Who should apply? 
Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record. 

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, gender identities and expressions.

** Financial Aid up to 100% available.

Program Dates: November 29 - December 6, 2021
Application Deadline: October 6, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/3wZbI2a

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
Deadline: 
10/06/2021
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Literary Arts | Emerging Writers Intensive Online 2021

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This workshop-based online program focuses on providing structured support for new fiction writers wanting to improve their writing skills.

What does the program offer?
An energizing, transformative experience designed to help participants take their fiction to a new level, this program is a perfect entry point into Banff Centre’s full suite of Literary Arts programs. This program offers new writers of fiction the opportunity to work on a portion of a manuscript in a workshop setting with editorial faculty. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty - Katherena Vermette, Michelle Good, and Amber Dawn, as well as partake in Q&A sessions, and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their new manuscripts and emerging practices.  

The program will help writers build their critical vocabulary, making them better critics of their own and others’ work. Participants will also learn more about the craft of writing, and about the conventions and possibilities for innovation in fiction.

Merit – not means – drives opportunity at Banff Centre. Participants in this program will receive 100% scholarship for tuition.

Who should apply?
Any new writer of fiction interested in structured feedback from faculty and fellow participants will benefit from this program. The program is open to writers with no publications, a few publications, or even a first book.

Writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions working in fiction are encouraged to apply.

*Financial Aid up to 100% available for participants to cover program fees.

Program Dates: August 28 - September 3, 2021
Program Deadline: July 14, 2021
Learn more and apply online: https://bit.ly/2Sc5blO

Prize summary: 
100% scholarship available
Deadline: 
07/14/2021
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Flash Fiction Competition

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To help one emerging writer pass from one stage of their writing journey to the next, we’re running a flash fiction competition for previously unpublished writers.

Entries must be an original work of flash fiction (1,000 words or under) and can be written on any topic. This competition is for unpublished writers only. People who have self-published their work on a personal blog or website are welcome to enter.

The competition opens on May 10, and closes at midnight CET on June 20, 2021. Any entries sent after this time will not be accepted. We ask for a small entry fee of 2€*.

The winning entry will be published in our next issue, and the writer will receive 80€ prize money. See the details for how to enter here: https://www.creatures.live/flash-fiction-competition

* For anyone who is unable to afford the entry fee, they are welcome to send their work for consideration during our open submissions period (no reading fee). The theme will be announced on June 1, when the submissions window opens.

Prize summary: 
Win €80 prize money.
Deadline: 
06/20/2021

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2€
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Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC) Online

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The Banff International Literary Translation Centre (BILTC) offers student and emerging literary translators two weeks of mentorship on a current project. Working in a trilingual environment, participants will have the opportunity to work with a faculty of accomplished translators, as well as consult peers; resulting in a mutually beneficial learning experience. Translation projects between French, English and Spanish are welcome.

What does the program offer?
 This 14-day online residency provides teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions and one-on-one workshopping. Instructors will discuss ideas, experiences, and obstacles that participants may be encountering with their translation projects.

Who should apply?
BILTC 2021 welcomes applications from student and emerging translators. 

Translators seeking time to focus on a current literary translation project and an opportunity to connect with literary translators from around the world will benefit greatly from this program.

Eligible projects include translations of works of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, children’s literature, oral tradition, and drama between English, French and Spanish.

Please note: The language of administration at Banff Centre is in English. All administrative correspondence related to this program, after adjudication, and while the program is running will be in English.

We welcome translators from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

*Full scholarship to cover tuition fees will be granted to all successful applicants. 

Note: Past participants of BILTC are not eligible for the 2021 residency. Participants in this year’s program will be eligible for future years if they choose to apply again.

Program Dates: June 5 - 18, 2021
Program Deadline: April 28, 2021
Apply online: https://bit.ly/39UZPkw 

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*Full scholarship to cover tuition fees will be granted to all successful applicants. 

Deadline: 
04/28/2021
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Literary Arts | Writing Studio Online 2021

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An ideal environment for artistic inspiration and growth, Writing Studio Online 2021 provides writers and poets with extended mentorship and interaction with exceptional faculty. Focused on early and mid-stage career writers of fiction (or other narrative prose) and poetry who are currently working towards developing a book-length manuscript with the guidance of an experienced mentor. 

What does the program offer?
This program is designed to offer talks, readings, Q&A sessions and mentorship in accordance to each individual participant’s needs and desired outcomes, in addition, the opportunity to work with our esteemed faculty mentors during the two-week program.

Who should apply?
Early and mid-stage career writers of fiction (or other narrative prose) and poetry who are seeking to develop a book-length manuscript with the guidance of an experienced mentor. Our focus is on revising a section of the manuscript. This program is designed for published poets, writers of fiction, and other narrative prose. 

We welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions.

*Financial Aid up to 100% is available for this program. 

Program Dates: April 24 - May 8, 2021
Application Deadline: March 24, 2021
Apply online: https://bit.ly/3vi0G7S

Deadline: 
03/24/2021
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Slackline Storytellers

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As part of our mission to tell the stories of women aged 35+, we’re looking for YOUR story.

In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, we’re compiling some of our favourite stories of women 35+ who have inspired, challenged or uplifted you into a multi-chapter storytelling film.

Some examples:

Are you female-identifying aged 35+ with an inspiring story of your own?

Do you come from a family with a strong matriarch you’d like to tell us about?

Is there a teacher, mentor or friend who deserves a shout? Tell us about them!

Does your culture have an uplifting story of women that we need to hear?

 

Videos should be storytelling-style (we’re not looking for films, but you’re welcome to interpret creatively!)

For actors, writers, theatre makers or anyone who identifies as a storyteller.

Deadline: 1st March 2021

#IWD2021 #ChoosetoChallenge #tellourstories

For details and to submit, please see our link.

Deadline: 
03/01/2021

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