Winter Writers Retreat 2022 | In-Person | Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


Deadline 27/10/2021


The Winter Writers Retreat is a self-directed program that offers time and space for writers to retreat, reconnect, and re-energize their writing practice. In addition to a single room, a personal studio space to work from is provided and available 24 hours a day.


The program is organised by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity located in Banff in Alberta – the Province of Canada.


Applications should be submitted by 27 October. 


The program provides opportunities for consultations with guest mentors, and optional group sessions led by guest mentors that allow writers to explore literary tools, aspects, and devices that may be useful in writer’s practice. This 14-day residency provides thematic teaching from faculty members, Q&A sessions, and one-on-one workshopping.


Organisers welcome writers from all backgrounds, and all gender identities and expressions. Writers in all creative genres are invited to apply. The program is designed for emerging and established writers with a proven publication record seeking a period of dedicated time to work on a project in any genre.

Residency is not open to applicants who have taken part in a Banff Centre residency in the last year, nor to current faculty members of any other Banff Centre programming.


There are 3 steps that have to be filled during the application procces. All of the information can be found HERE.