University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Past Writers

Writers-in-Residence       

Distinguished Visiting Writers

U of A Exchange

2014 - 2015
Ian Williams

2013 - 2014
Sara Tilley

2012 - 2013
Deborah Willis

2011 - 2012
Jeramy Dodds

2010 - 2011
Oana Avasilichioaei

2009 - 2010
Marcello Di Cintio

2008 - 2009
Charlotte Gill

2007 - 2008
Sina Queyras

2006 - 2007
Jaspreet Singh

2005-2006
Melanie Little

2004-2005
Natalee Caple

2003 - 2004
Robert Finley

2002 - 2003
Suzette Mayr

2001-2002
Eden Robinson

2000-2001
Laura Robinson

1999-2000
Richard Sanger

1998-1999
Peter Oliva

1997-1998
Larissa Lai

1996-1997
Rosemary Nixon

1995-1996
Richard Harrison

1994-1995
Ven Begamudré

1993-1994
Roberta Rees

2014 - 2015
Shyam Selvadurai
Evelyn Lau

2013 - 2014
Neil Gaiman
Alberto Manguel

2012 - 2013
Margaret Atwood 

2011 - 2012
Billy Collins

2010 - 2011
Art Spiegelman

2009 - 2010
Margaret MacMillan

2008 - 2009
Alberto Ríos  

2007 - 2008
Derek Walcott
Daphne Marlatt

2006 - 2007
Frederick Busch Tribute

2005 - 2006
Rudy Wiebe
Oliver Sacks

2004 - 2005
Alistair MacLeod

2003 - 2004
Anita Rau Badami
Dionne Brand
Louis de Bernières

2002 - 2003
Robert Kroetsch
Wole Soyinka

2001 - 2002
Nicole Brossard
Timothy Findley

2000 - 2001
Gary Burns
Deepa Mehta
Erin Mouré
Paul Quarrington
Anne Wheeler

1999 - 2000
Emma Donoghue
Tony Kushner

1998 - 1999
Dionne Brand
Louise Halfe
Alberto Manguel
Adrienne Rich

1997 - 1998
Anita Rau Badami
Rose Scollard

1996 - 1997
Louis de Bernières
Ursula K. Le Guin
Steve McCaffery
D.M. Thomas

1995 - 1996
Robin Blaser
Robert Creeley
Keri Hulme
Sir Laurens van der Post
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

1994 - 1995
David Albahari
Marilyn Dumont
Thomas King
Tom Raworth

1993 - 1994
Michael Ondaatje

 

2014
Erin Mouré

2013
Marina Endicott

2012
Richard Van Camp

2011
Tim Bowling

2010
Hiromi Goto

2009
Lynn Coady

2008
rob mclennan

2007
Catherine Bush

2006
Curtis Gillespie

2005
Karen Solie

2004
Myrna Kostash

2003
Thomas Wharton

2002
Shani Mootoo

2001
Marilyn Dumont

1999
Tim Lilburn

1998
Caterina Edwards

As part of an exchange program,
each year the Calgary Distinguished
Writers Program and the U of A
Department of English host the other
school's writer-in-residence for free public events.