Celebrating the Craft
The St. Eugene Writers Workshop offers several general scholarships granted on both need and craft. All applications are evaluated as a group, but awarded first according to the parameters of the scholarship. The scholarships are for the three-day sessions.
The St. Eugene Scholarship (tuition only)
The Jeanne and Don Liggett Memorial Scholarship (tuition only)
The St. Eugene Writers Workshop offers several Indigenous scholarships. For the smaller Workshop there will be one At-Large and two Ktunaxa Scholarships. For the larger Workshop, there will be one At-Large and four Ktunaxa scholarships.
Applications for scholarships close 60 days before the first day of the Workshop to be attended.
To apply for a scholarship, send the following in hard copy to:
St. Eugene Writers Conference
St. Eugene Resort
Attention: Keith Liggett
7777 Mission Rd.
Cranbrook, B.C. V1C 7E5
- A cover page with the applicant’s name, address, phone number and email.
- A brief one page cover letter stating your need, your writing background and a description of your project.
- For fiction/non-fiction send 10 pages of writing. This need not be a single piece, but may be several short pieces. For poetry send three to five poems of one page or less. For playwriting send a one page treatment of your project. For Finding Your Voice your cover letter will suffice as a writing sample.
- The submission should be in standard form—single-sided white paper, serif 12 pt. type, 1” margins all around. Pages should be numbered sequentially with the applicant’s name in the header or footer. Prose should be double spaced. Poetry single spaced with double spaces between stanzas.
Hard copies only will be accepted.
All materials must be received at St. Eugene Resort by 5PM, 60 days prior to the start of the Workshop. Late materials will not be considered. If you wish to have your materials returned, please enclose an SASE.
The scholarship awards will be made 45 days prior to the start of the Workshop and all applicants will be notified of the results by email and/or by phone, as they prefer.
Celebrating the Craft
She nodded. “It’s all we are in the end. Our stories.”
Richard Wagamese, Medicine Walk
In an effort to encourage the writing craft within the aboriginal community, the St. Eugene Resort will offer a special group of Indigenous scholarships to the St. Eugene Writers Workshops The scholarships are for tuition to one of the three-day literary workshops. The individual workshops range from playwriting, poetry, fiction/non-fiction and Finding Your Voice for emerging writers. The offerings change for each Workshop. Please visit the main Workshop site to determine what will be offered at the session you wish to attend.
The scholarships include tuition and the Workshop Dinner Saturday night. Travel, lodging and all other meals are the responsibility of the attendee.
The application process and adjudication are the same as the other scholarships. Please read the instructions above and submit your application to the Resort.
Indigenous Scholarships: One At-Large literary scholarship
The St. Eugene Resort is sponsoring one scholarships for At-Large Indigenous writers. Any Indigenous writer may apply.
St. Eugene is sponsoring two scholarships to the smaller Workshop and four scholarships to the larger Workshop for Ktunaxa Nation members. Any Ktunaxa Nation member may apply.
Ktunaxa Emerging Voices Travel Scholarship
One scholarship to cover travel expenses for a Ktunaxa aspiring writer to attend the St. Eugene Workshop. The fund is available to anyone of Ktunaxa ancestry who has not yet published a book. The travel scholarship can be accepted in conjunction with one of the Ktunaxa Tuition Scholarships. Donated by Angie Abdou, author of In Case I Go.
If you have specific questions do not hesitate to contact the Workshop Director