Aqua Books Emerging Writer-in-Residence

by kipress

Graduating Students of the Awesome Writer Variety! You should apply for this if you haven’t already been snapped up in gainful employment for the summer:

Call: Aqua Books Emerging Writer-in-Residence

Aqua Books’ successful Writer-in-Residence program has included such local luminaries as writer/thespian Carolyn Gray, film writer Kier-La Janisse, and, most recently, graphic novelist David Robertson.

This spring and summer, Aqua will have its first-ever Storyteller-in-Residence (Rebecca Hiebert) in May and a Songwriter-in-Residence (Greg “Milka” Crowe) from June to August.

In July, we’ll yet again feature an Aqua Books Emerging Writer-in-Residence. (Poet Marika Prokosh was our inaugural Emerging WiR.)

The Emerging Writer-in-Residence will occupy one of Aqua’s Writer’s Studios, located on the second floor of Aqua’s bookstore/bistro at 274 Garry Street for the month of July, rent-free.

The Emerging Writer-in-Residence will also be the featured reader for the July edition of Aqua’s Soapbox Open Mic Reading Series.

Aqua Books would like to invite Winnipeg writers of every genre to apply to the Emerging Writer-in-Residence program.

No previous publishing experience is necessary, but applications should include a five-page sample of your work in addition to a resume and cover letter.

The application deadline for this opportunity is June 15, 2010.

For more information, please contact Aqua Books owner Kelly Hughes at 943-7555 or