E writer in residence – Young Voices: creative writing with teens
Off-site, Oct 26 – November 23, 2013
Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2013 E Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the author and the community and requires 14 hours per week of on-line exchanges, plus attendance at 3 events in Toronto: the launch of the 2013 Young Voices magazine October 8, 2013, the 2013 Young Voices Conference on October 26, plus a wrap-up celebration event, date to be determined.
On-line duties commence October 26 and end November 23 and include:
- Receive submissions by email and respond with thanks
- Read submissions and develop feedback and respond
- Blog on the TPL teen page, monitor blog and respond to comments as appropriate
- Develop e-zine featuring teen writers who submitted to the program
In advance of the actual residency, the E writer in residence will develop, in collaboration with the Young Voices staff working group:
- Creative ideas for interacting online with youth
- Criteria and guidelines for the call for submissions
- A set schedule for on-line activities
- Must reside in Canada. Please note, no travel or accommodation costs will be paid.
- Professionally published author of fiction or poetry
- Experience in teaching creative writing concepts to teens
- Understanding of the needs of aspiring teen writers
- Active online presence with experience developing blog content, e-zines or literary journals and delivering programs, workshops and readings.
Applications must include:
- Cover letter outlining ability to meet eligibility criteria (1 page)
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including a list of publications and completed projects, a summary of teaching or workshop experience, and experience in the development of on-line content and use of social media
- Sample of recent work (15-20 pages)
- Two letters of reference
Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013
Send applications to: E Writer in Residence – Young Voices c/o Jayne Delbeek Eksteins Cedarbrae Branch 545 Markham Road Toronto, Ontario M1H 2A1 - OR - jdelbeek-eksteins at torontopubliclibrary dot ca