Programs for writers


Financial Grants

The Woodcock Fund provides support to published writers who face financial need while completing a book project. Since 1989, the Fund has distributed $1,003,923 to 200 writers. In 2012-2013, the Fund supported 8 writers and distributed $49, 500. More


Writers' Retreat

Located in Dawson City, Yukon, Berton House annually hosts four writers-in-residence, each for a three month period. A $6,000 honorarium is provided to each writer to allow them to focus on their writing in a remote setting. More


Scholarships

Developing writers receive financial assistance to enroll in the Humber School for Writers Correspondence program. More than 30 developing writers have received $1,000 scholarships through this program. More


Lectures

Eminent Canadian writers share their experiences and insights about the writing life at the annual Margaret Laurence Lecture. Each lecturer receives a $5,000 honorarium. An anthology (A Writer's Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures) including the writings of past lecturers such as Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Alistair MacLeod was published in 2011 by McClelland & Stewart. More

The Walrus magazine Partnership

Financial support is given annually to writers of interesting stories appearing in The Walrus that represent Canada and its place in the world. Many notable writers have benefitted, including Lisa Moore, Richard Gwyn, Michael Winter, and Lawrence Hill.

 

National Summit of Writers’ Associations

A conference bringing together delegates from national, provincial, and territorial organizations to share initiatives, successes, and best practices, as well as explore what can be done collectively to better serve writers across Canada.

 

 




Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Final Deadline

July 30, 2014 for books published between
May 28 & Sept 17
 

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
Final Deadline

July 30, 2014 for books published between 
May 28 & Sept 30


Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
 
Final Deadline

November 9, 2014 for books published between
July 9 & Dec 31

Berton House Writer-in-Residence
Applications

October 3, 2014



Woodcock Fund
Applications

Ongoing

 


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