We are now accepting applications for residencies at Historic Joy Kogawa House, the childhood home of Joy Kogawa.

We are looking for writers to live and work at Historic Joy Kogawa House for residencies that take place next year, in 2020. Most residencies run for two months, although a one-month period is also available:

  • February 2020
  • March and April
  • May and June
  • July and August
  • September and October
  • November and December

Residencies are open to all Canadian writers who have professionally published two manuscripts and who write on topics or represent communities that reflect and build upon the legacy of Joy Kogawa as a writer and as a formerly interned Canadian of Japanese heritage.

Applicant writers will live in work in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Marpole, where Historic Joy Kogawa House operates as a heritage and cultural centre and as a site of healing and reconciliation and as a home for writing, education, and dialogue.

Residencies offer precious time and space for authors to progress their practice and projects, while establishing new links with the community.

Historic Joy Kogawa House offers a voice and space for representatives from groups that may experience barriers or feel marginalized within mainstream society. Writers whose work resonates with these aims are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is the only residency application intake for 2020.

Applications are open now – and are due by 12:00 midnight, Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Find out more about the residency program and submit your application soon!