Writer in Residence programs host a writer who spends their residency interacting with the community. Writers in Residence usually offer individual manuscript consultations, as well as hosting public events. We encourage writers to make use of Writer in Residence programs in their community. If there isn’t a program currently in your area, some Writers in Residence may offer remote consultations. Visit the links below to find out more!
Alexandra Writers Centre Society Writer in Residence
2021 WIR to be announced soon!
Athabasca University Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Writer in Residence
Joshua Whitehead, 2020 – 2021
Calgary Public Library Author in Residence
2021 Author in Residence to be announced soon!
Edmonton Public Library Writer in Residence
Vern Thiessen, 2021
MacEwan University Faculty of Arts and Science Writer in Residence
Darrin Hagen, 2020-21
Metro Writers in Residence
Vern Thiessen, January – December 2021
Nisha Patel, January – December 2021
Mount Royal University Writer in Residence Program
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, March 8–12, 2021
University of Alberta Department of English and Film Studies Writer in Residence
Now taking applications - Deadline: October 30, 2021
University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Teresa Wong, 2021-22
WGA Banff Retreat Writer in Residence
Currently on hold