In the Tranquil Setting of Haig-Brown House
Campbell River, BC
Take a writing sabbatical in the former home of Roderick and Ann Haig-Brown, on the banks of the Campbell River. The program, with a $2,000 monthly stipend provided in part by Canada Council, gives published Canadian authors an opportunity to live in this rural coastal community for up five months.
The residency, now in its eighth year, allows you to focus on your current manuscript. The setting, in the heritage home where Roderick Haig-Brown wrote fiction and non-fiction, has inspired an impressive list of authors. Writers have joined us from across the country, and many have completed award-winning manuscripts, like Brian Brett’s runaway hit Trauma Farm.
You’re expected to give forty percent of your time to talks and programs offered by your host, the Museum at Campbell River, and other agencies—at your discretion—and to mentor emerging writers.
To apply, you must have at least one professionally published book of fiction or non-fiction. Polished public speaking skills are advantageous, as is a proven capacity for teaching and mentorship.
Upcoming Application Deadline:
January 15, 2014
Next Available Residency:
November 2014 to April 2015
For more details please check our website at www.haig-brown.bc.ca or contact:
Sandra Parrish, Associate Director
Museum at Campbell River