Deadline: 25/05/2019

FUNDED Writer-in-Residence Program

October - funded writer┬┤s residency - 4 weeks of accommodation, studio space, Vernon, BC, Canada.


“Literature is dialogue; responsiveness. Literature might be described as the history of human responsiveness to what is alive and what is moribund as cultures evolve and interact with one another.”

                ~ Susan Sontag

The Kal Press Writer-in-Residence program includes four weeks of accommodation and studio space at the Caetani Cultural Centre, with the possibility of extended stay, as well as a $1000 honorarium.

Writers are responsible for their own transportation, food, and supplies.

“I arrived in the Okanagan expecting the gorgeous mountains and keen students, but what disarmed me and made the Kalamalka Press Writer-in-Residence position unique were the flourishes: the comedic sound of horse chestnuts falling on daydreaming cars, the casual sublime of the Enderby cliffs, the open hearts of the many writers living in the valley, the stories I heard in my favourite Vernon bar, the extravagance of Caravan Farm Theatre’s Halloween party, the visiting artist from Saskatchewan who knelt for a week in the front yard rearranging those fallen chestnuts into a more human pattern and, through it all, day and night, the courteous ghost of Sveva Caetani, my taciturn and moody companion, who roamed the Caetani House and helped with my negligence by gently shutting cupboard doors I absentmindedly left open behind me.”

~ Moez Surani, 2015 Writer-in-Residence

The Caetani Cultural Centre partners with Kalamalka Press and Okanagan College to offer this Writer-in-Residence program.

Candidates will be reviewed by the Kalamalka Press editorial board, while the selection process will consider equally the applicant’s curriculum vitae, the merit of the work to be conducted during the residency, and general suitability for the program.

Please click the link for more information, and to apply. 

FUNDED Writer-in-Residence Program

FUNDED Writer-in-Residence Program


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