The CAA Alberta Board has received funding to run the WISP program for the 2017-2018 school term.
With an author-base that spreads from Grande Prairie and Plamondon south to Calgary and Rosemary, WISP is able to reach students in a large area while keeping operational costs low.
Each year, published authors are invited to share their love of words with students in elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout the province. WISP is a program coordinated by the CAA Alberta Branch that brings writers and storytellers to over 2,000 students in Alberta.
The Writers in Schools Program structure has been changed to a supportive funding program model. Starting for this year’s 2017-2018 program, the new structure allows schools to independently select an author and negotiate presentation type & content with that author. Schools are responsible for contacting their desired presenter and organizing their sessions. Support is available from CAA Alberta to find an author if a local author is not available.
APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED - APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2018.
Presentations are coordinated between the school and the WISP presenter with the school visit to take place between March and May of the current program season.
Access the application form here: WISP 2017-2018 Application Form.pdf