Four writers will be selected to live and work for three months each in Dawson City, Yukon, in the childhood home of noted Canadian author Pierre Berton. Residents
will receive a $6,000 honorarium, part of which may be covered by the Canada
Council for the Arts’ Research and Creation grant program. (Successful Berton
House applicants are required to apply to the Research and Creation program before receiving an
honorarium from the Writers’ Trust.) Housing and travel costs are covered by
the Writers’ Trust.
Residents are required to perform a public reading at the Whitehorse Public Library and the Dawson City Community Library. As well, they are encouraged to engage further with the local community by holding writing workshops in the community, interacting with the public and local literary communities, participating in local events and festivals, and availing themselves and their work to local and national media.
for further details.
To be eligible candidates must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Have published at least one book with a professional publishing house and established themselves in any literary creative discipline
(fiction, non-fiction, poetry, young readers, playwriting). Self-published writers or writers working in other genres are not eligible at this time.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2018 (MIDNIGHT PT)
All applicants will be notified of the results in late April 2018.
For more information, please visit writerstrust.com
James Davies, Program Director