Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
February, 2014: Neil Gaiman, 2013-14 Distinguished Visiting Writer, will visit the University of Calgary on February 24, 2014. TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT, but enter our Twitter contest for your chance to win some! Tune in to the live stream and live tweet at 7 p.m. MST. (more)
August, 2013: The CDWP turns 20! Help celebrate by attending Hello/Goodbye on September 13 and picking up Celebrating 20 Years of the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, a chapbook including work from 11 former Distinguished Visiting Writers and Writers-in-Residence. (more)
July, 2013: Sara Tilley is the 2013-2014 Canadian Writer-in-Residence. (more)
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers, invigorate the Calgary writing community, and enhance the activities of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English. The Program achieves its objectives through two annual residency programs: one for an emerging Canadian writer, and one for a distinguished writer of international stature.
Since its inception in 1993, the Program has brought to Calgary two Nobel Laureates, Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, and such literary luminaries as Oliver Sacks, Timothy Findley, Thomas King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alberto Manguel, Margaret MacMillan, Michael Ondaatje, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator Art Spiegelman, among others.