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Youth Writing Experience

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Teen Writing Programs & Young Writers’ Programs are held each summer throughout the province. They offer up to 14 youth in each location the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills with a professional writer as instructor. The workshops are held in partnership with local libraries and are offered free of charge to participants.

For teen programs, applicants should be between 14 – 18 years old at the time of the program they intend to apply for.

For young writers’ programs, see the program page for recommended participant ages.

Applicants to some of the programs are asked to upload a short sample of their writing and a paragraph or two about why they would like to come to Sage Hill.

2019 Teen Programs:

Regina      Saskatoon      Prince Albert      Moose Jaw*

2019 Young Writers’ Programs:

Swift Current

Applications for 2019 programs are closed.  Please check back in the spring to apply for Sage Hill Summer 2020!

* The Saskatchewan Festival of Words has generously offered to find billets (places to stay, provided by volunteer host families) for teens travelling to Moose Jaw.  Please apply as soon as possible if you require a billet.

Contact us with your questions any time.

The La Ronge teen / young writers’ program is currently not planned for 2019.  Sage Hill is seeking a community partner that can contribute a program venue and on-site coordination.  If your organization would like to help, please contact

If you are interested in instructing a Teen or Young Writers’ Workshop, please send your resume / C.V. and cover letter to

Sage Hill’s Teen and Young Writers’ Workshops are made possible
by generous donors, funders, and community partners.

Many thanks to the Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, the City of Saskatoon, the City of Regina, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, Saskatoon Public Library, Regina Public Library, John M. Cuelenaere Public Library (Prince Albert), the Swift Current Chinook Regional Library, and Brick Books.


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