Job posting: E-writer in residence at Toronto Public Library

E writer in residence – Young Voices: creative writing with teens
Off-site, Oct 26 – November 23, 2013
Remuneration: $3,500

Toronto Public Library invites applications from creative writers for the Young Voices fall 2013 E Writer in Residence position. The residency is designed to encourage exchanges between the author and the community and requires 14 hours per week of on-line exchanges, plus attendance at 3 events in Toronto: the launch of the 2013 Young Voices magazine October 8, 2013, the 2013 Young Voices Conference on October 26, plus a wrap-up celebration event, date to be determined. On-line duties commence October 26 and end November 23 and include:

  • Receive submissions by email and respond with thanks
  • Read submissions and develop feedback and respond
  • Blog on the TPL teen page, monitor blog and respond to comments as appropriate
  • Develop e-zine featuring teen writers who submitted to the program

In advance of the actual residency, the E writer in residence will develop, in collaboration with the Young Voices staff working group:

  • Creative ideas for interacting online with youth
  • Criteria and guidelines for the call for submissions
  • A set schedule for on-line activities

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must reside in Canada. Please note, no travel or accommodation costs will be paid.
  • Professionally published author of fiction or poetry
  • Experience in teaching creative writing concepts to teens
  • Understanding of the needs of aspiring teen writers
  • Active online presence with experience developing blog content, e-zines or literary journals and delivering programs, workshops and readings.

Applications must include:

  • Cover letter outlining ability to meet eligibility criteria (1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including a list of publications and completed projects, a summary of teaching or workshop experience, and experience in the development of on-line content and use of social media
  • Sample of recent work (15-20 pages)
  • Two letters of reference

Application Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013

Send applications to:
E Writer in Residence – Young Voices
c/o Jayne Delbeek Eksteins
Cedarbrae Branch
545 Markham Road
Toronto, Ontario M1H 2A1
- OR - jdelbeek-eksteins@torontopubliclibrary.ca