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!

Alexandra Writers Centre Society Writer in Residence
Judith Pond, February 1 – April 30, 2020

Athabasca University Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Writer in Residence
Steven Heighton, 2019 – 2020

Calgary Public Library Author in Residence
2019 Author in Residence, Jaspreet Singh 

Canadian Authors Association Writers in Residence
Vivian Hansen & Katherine Koller, September 2019 - May 2020

Edmonton Public Library Writer in Residence
Matthew Stepanic, 2019

MacEwan University Faculty of Arts and Science Writer in Residence
Anna Marie Sewell, 2019-20

Metro Writers in Residence
Matthew Stepanic, January – December 2019 
Mary Pinkoski, January – December 2019

Mount Royal University Writer in Residence Program
Billy-Ray Belcourt

University of Alberta Department of English and Film Studies Writer in Residence
Darrin Hagen, 2019-20

University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Sharanpaul Ruprai, 2019-20

WGA Banff Retreat Writer in Residence
Louise Bernice Halfe & Ali Bryan