Writer-in-Residence, Summer 2013
Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon is an inclusive, multi-generational community that honors spiritual growth, mutual support, questioning, and celebration. During the summer of 2013, a building-wide project, funded by a Lilly Endowment grant, will engage members, seekers, building partners and the community in exploring the connection between faith and story.
The Writer-in-Residence for the Faith and Story Program at St. David of Wales will join its existing Artist-in-Residence and Cooperative Teaching Musicians to facilitate this creative story-telling program, which is open to members of the congregation and the community at large.
During this period, the Writer-in-Residence will provide approximately 90 on-site combined hours, including an initial workshop spanning two partial days during a mutually agreed upon weekend in May. This will be followed by ten weekly 90-minute onsite workshops over the summer and culminate in a public reading at a date to be determined in the fall. The Writer-in-Residence will be prepared to submit by the end of March a description of the program he or she plans to offer, to be used to promote the class/program to the congregation and public.
The Writer-in-Residence may work with youth through adult populations across genres, but with an emphasis on personal narrative, imagery, memoir, reflection and/or spiritual expression. Additional activities may include phone or Email consultation with participants and planners. It is preferred, though not required, that the Writer-in-Residence familiarize her/himself with the St. David community by attending occasional worship/prayer services, coffee hours, meetings and/or building partner activities.
The Writer-in-Residence will be selected for his or her writing qualifications as well as proven ability as an educator. Resume and application shall include writing samples, teaching history, and references.
Stipend: $2,700, payable one-half ($1,350) upon signed agreement and the remaining $1,350 at the conclusion of the residency reading in the fall.
Application details follow: Application deadline Friday, March 1, 2013.
Note: you can download this application here: Writer in Res JD and app
St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon
Thank you for your interest in the Faith and Story Writer-in-Residence position at St. David of Wales. Please complete all aspects of this application and return it no later than March 1, 2013.
Emails must include APPLICATION and your NAME in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address:2800 SE Harrison St., Portland OR 97214.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Please list all post-secondary education, including name of institution(s), major or field of concentration, dates attended, and degrees granted.
Outline your history in teaching adults; please give details, institutions, dates, and a sentence or two reflecting what you learned in each of these experiences.
Provide two to three representative samples of your own work, including at least one personal account in any written genre. We suggest no more than about 500 words for each sample.
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF THIS PROJECT?
Let us know in a few paragraphs (no more than a page) what interests you in this project as described. What’s intriguing? Off-putting? What questions do you have? Why would you be the best possible Faith and Story writer for us?
You will receive an Email confirming receipt of your application; feel free to Email if you don’t hear from us within a week. Applicants considered as candidates will be invited to an in-person interview, most likely on a Sunday afternoon in March. We anticipate our final decision will be made by the end of March 2013.