Applications open for BIPOC Writers Connect 2022

This virtual conference for Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging writers is your chance to connect with industry professionals, established authors, and fellow emerging writers — all in one place! Presented by The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC) and the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community includes one-on-one feedback from a published author, a practical workshop on writing query letters, an industry panel discussion, and plenty of networking opportunities.

This event is free for attendees, but advance application is required.We welcome applications from emerging writers across Canada.

TWUC and LCP are committed to cultivating space where BIPOC writers can share tools, strategies, feedback, and knowledge. Amid the ongoing uncertainties and challenges caused by the pandemic, opportunities for mentorship and community are needed now more than ever.


BIPOC Writers Connect is open to Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers in Canada who have had a minimum of one published piece of writing (e.g., an article or short story in an online newspaper, school paper, or magazine), and who currently have a work-in-progress (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) to submit for manuscript evaluation. Writers who have one or more full-length published book, staff of The Writers' Union of Canada, and staff of the League of Canadian Poets are not eligible to apply. Previous BIPOC Writers Connect mentees are not eligible to reapply. Applicants must be 18 or older by October 20, 2022.


BIPOC Writers Connect is a free event, but advance application is required. Applications are open until Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT. Successful applicants will be notified by September 2022.

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