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Steering Committee

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is governed by a steering committee composed of local writers, business people, creative writing professors, students, and university administrators. Steering committee members are chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts on recommendation of the committee.

2016-2017 Steering Committee

  • Shane Book, 2016-2017 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
  • Cheryl Dueck, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, Acting Chair, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program and Head, Department of English
  • Micheline Maylor, 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Calgary and Instructor, Mount Royal University
  • JoAnn McCaig, Owner, Shelf Life Books
  • Jennifer Myers, Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Arts
  • Emily Ursuliak, Writers’ Guild of Alberta
  • Aritha van Herk, Professor, Department of English
  • Joshua Whitehead, Graduate Student, Department of English