Writer In Residence

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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
Micheline Maylor, March 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017

Athabasca University Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Writer in Residence
John Vaillant, 2016 – 2017

Calgary Public Library Author in Residence
Micheline Maylor, September 1 to December 9, 2016

Canadian Authors Association Writers in Residence
Tim Bowling, 2016-17
Greg Bechtel, 2016-17

Edmonton Public Library Writer in Residence
David van Belle, 2017

Latitude 53 Gallery Writer in Residence
Riva Symko, April-September, 2016

Loft 112 Pearl's Place Poet-in-Residence
Shane Hitchcock, March 28-April 4, 2016

MacEwan University Faculty of Arts and Science Writer in Residence
Marina Endicott, September 12, 2016-April 7, 2017

Metro Writers in Residence
David van Belle, January – December 2017
Richard Van Camp, January – December 2017

Mount Royal University Writer in Residence Program
Di Brandt, March 6-10, 2017

University of Alberta Department of English and Film Studies Writer in Residence
Jaspreet Singh, 2016-17

University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Shane Book, 2016-2017

WGA Banff Retreat Writer in Residence
Kimmy Beach, February 3 - 12, 2017