Royal City Literary Arts Society is seeking proposals for exciting interactive workshops to take place in New Westminster in 2019. Selected workshops will be scheduled in 2019 for predetermined Saturday afternoons at Anvil Centre as well as during LitFest New West.

Proposals should be centered on the art of writing; successful proposals will spark interest in either a wide variety of learning writers or in a highly-engaged niche. Topics may include (but, are not limited to) the business/art of writing, prompts, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, screen & stage.

We wish to highlight how diverse our community is, and in order to break down any exclusionary barriers and create a platform for marginalized voices, artists on the LGBTQ spectrum, non-binary artists, artists of colour, Indigenous artists, and disabled artists, are strongly encouraged to submit. Presenters will be paid for their work on an honourary basis.


  • This Call is open to all artists and workshop leaders.
  • All workshop proposal submissions will be considered.

Please note:  Preference will be given to workshops that have not been presented in New Westminster over the past 12 months. 

How to Apply:
Please include the following
in a Word Document when submitting a proposal:

  1. Title
  2. Presenter’s name, brief bio (50-100 words), relevant CV (this may include references, testimonials, or video clips, particularly if working with RCLAS for the first time), and         photograph
  3. Workshop description (250 words or less)
    Please emphasize audience participation and interaction
  4. Workshop objectives
  5. Equipment needed.
  6. Marketing suggestions and insights

Estimated Timeline:

Nov 1, 2018                            Call for Workshop Proposals launched
January 31, 2019                   Deadline to submit
Early February                       Workshop Selection Committee meets
Mid-February                         Facilitators will be contacted
Late February                        Workshop dates confirmed, contracts signed and returned

Budget: RCLAS monthly workshops are needed for our Spring/Fall/Winter programming, with an honorarium of $120-150 provided (dependent on our projected 2019 budget). In addition, 4 workshops will be selected for LitFest New West and an honorarium of $250 will be provided to each workshop facilitator.

 To submit, or to seek more information, please email with the subject line “Workshop Proposal”.

Deadline: January 31, 2019.

Royal City Literary Arts Society:
Arts Council of New Westminster
LitFest New West