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Writer-in-Residence

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.

Ian Williams is the 2014-2015 Canadian Writer-in-Residence. He will be in residence at the U of C from August 15, 2014 - June 15, 2015. To book a manuscript consultation with Ian, beginning in September, click here.