I am the Executive Director of the FBCW.

A Sacred Place

If you intend to be a serious artist, whether graphic artist, painter, sculptor, composer or writer, it is essential that you set aside your own sacred place where you may think and work creatively. The following quote has been shared on a number of creative blogs, including my own:

“To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.” (Joseph Campbell)

Ben Nuttall-Smith


Federation of BC Writers

Writer-In-Residence, Regina


Call for Applications

September 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015 Residency

Regina Public Library invites applications from Canadian Creative Writers for the position of Writer-in-Residence.

The successful candidate will work with the public through individual consultations, community/school visits, and group workshops or seminars. The Writer-in-Residence will devote 70% of his/her time to personal writing projects.

The author must live in Regina or surrounding area during the term of the residency. Experience working with the public, a history of literary publications, and a background in the literary field should be clearly demonstrated in the covering letter or résumé. Please explain why this opportunity is important to you and your writing. Please include a résumé, 10 page writing sample, and three letters of reference from members of the writing community. References should include a daytime and evening phone number and an email address in their letters. Previous experience as a writer-in-residence or teacher would be an asset.

All genres of literary writing will be considered.



Application deadline:

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Apply to:

Writer-in-Residence Search Committee

c/o Marketing and Communications

Regina Public Library

P.O. Box 2311 (2311 -12th Avenue)

Regina, SK  S4P 3Z5