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The position of the Canadian Writer-in-Residence is a ten-month residency for emerging Canadian writers at the University of Calgary.

The residency provides a unique opportunity for Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers.

While in Calgary, writers devote 50 per cent of time to writing and 50 per cent of time to community activities, including individual manuscript consultations with local writers, public readings and talks, and meeting with school groups.

The program offers writers one of the highest paid residencies in North America. In addition, residents are provided with an office and administrative support.

Shane Book is the 2016-2017 Canadian Writer-in-Residence. He will be in residence at the university from September 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017.

Shane's hour-long manuscript consultation session times are on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, from 2 - 5 p.m. 

Note: Shane will not be available May 15-31, 2017. 

To book a manuscript consultation with Shane, please contact him directly at Please suggest three (3) dates and times on either Monday or Wednesday afternoons that are convenient for you, and submit a maximum 15 double-spaced pages of your work for Shane's review with your consultation request.