Writer In Residence




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!

Athabasca University Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Writer in Residence
Michael Winter, 2020 – 2021

Calgary Public Library Author in Residence
Ali Bryan, 2021

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
Ifeoma Chinwuba, 2021-22

University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Teresa Wong, 2021-22

WGA Virtual Writer in Residence
Now taking applications! Deadline: Nov. 12