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WANL + ArtsNL presents… “Arts in the Time of Covid”

Update (March 3, 2021): Please note that all positions for Masterclass Professor, Workshop Facilitator, and  Ask Me Anything Facilitator or Participant are now full. Thank you for your interest, and see you at the events!

Call for Submissions: WANL Seeking Facilitators for Workshops, Masterclasses, and “Ask Me Anything” Experiences!

(January 26, 2021) – The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking facilitators for a number of writing-related topics, to be explored via a series of events taking place during Winter 2021.
These are PAID opportunities made possible by the Arts in the Time of Covid Fund from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council.

If any of the below events is suitable to your skillset, please reach out to us ASAP with the materials outlined for each position. Please note: All applicants must include a detailed biography + a headshot in their applications.

Workshop Facilitator

Do you have an idea for a writing-related workshop? Send us a draft of your workshop idea plus an outline of how you would teach this workshop.

Potential topics, as requested by our membership base in our December 2020 Membership Survey, include but are not limited to: diversity in writing, character building, adapting for screen or stage, author branding, inner and outer book design and layout, eBooks, working with illustrators, social media marketing, need-to-know advice for part-time or emerging writers, tips and tricks on how to put your idea to paper, submitting to publishers and/or agents, best editing practices, and advocacy for authors of all levels. We’d love to hear your ideas!

Included in our series of workshops aiming to serve a broad demographic, WANL is also seeking submissions for Youth themed workshops, as well as “Indie Author” (self-published) workshops.

The workshops, to be held virtually via Zoom, should be approximately 2-3 hours in length. Dates, times and other details are to be determined by the facilitator and the WANL Events Committee.

What to submit:
• a resume outlining your experience/expertise
• workshop title + theme
• a detailed workshop outline including time breakdown
• required tech or other supports

Masterclass Professor

We’re looking for an established, well-known author with a lengthy catalogue of published works and a long list of accolades and accomplishments to lead this workshop – put aside your bashfulness and fully embrace your well-earned title of Master!

Potential topics include but are not limited to self-publishing, submitting manuscripts, eBooks, working with literary agents, finding the right distributor or publisher, funding sources for authors, adapting written works for screen or stage, and more – We are totally open to hearing your ideas as well!

The class (or classes, pending facilitator wishes) will be held virtually via Zoom. Dates, times and other details are to be determined by the facilitator and the WANL Events Committee.

Honourarium ranges between $2,000 to $3,000.

What to submit:
• a resume detailing your qualifications
• masterclass title + theme
• a detailed masterclass outline including time breakdown, plus engagement with students
• required tech or other supports
• compensation expectations

“Ask Me Anything” Facilitator + Participant

WANL wants to put you in an open forum and let the sparks fly. Our AMA is modelled after the popular Reddit trend of AMA: Ask Me Anything, where users have the opportunity to ask questions directly either live in the moment or by submitting a question in advance. WANL AMA’s will have a select number of questions prepared in advance, with room to take questions “off the floor.”

• The ideal candidate to facilitate an AMA would be a person with a deep knowledge of the local writing scene and is able to ask questions on the fly as needed. A journalistic background or relevant past interview experience is an asset.

• The ideal participant to answer these questions in the AMA would also have a vast wealth of knowledge and be willing to candidly chat about the local writing scene, as well as their own work. Preferably, the candidate will have some potentially new or newsworthy items to discuss, such as a new book, upcoming event, a work in progress, or something along those lines.

AMA DATES: The following Tuesdays at 7 p.m.:
February 2, February 16, March 2, March 16, March 30

What to submit:
• a resume detailing your knowledge/expertise
• a comprehensive overview of the topic you feel qualified to discuss, and why
• any advance questions that you’d like to answer or ask during the panel
• any tech requirements or ideas

Please submit your Expression of Interest – including your resume, detailed biography, and headshot to



Questions? Concerns? Email Member Services Coordinator Wendy Rose!