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Writer-in-Residence

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

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

While at the university, writers devote 50 per cent of their time to writing and 50 per cent of their 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.

Request a manuscript consultation

Denise Chong is the 2017-2018 Canadian Writer-in-Residence. Denise will be in residence at the university from Sept. 2, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Manuscript consultations are one hour in length. Denise will review a maximum of 15 double-spaced pages of your work. She will begin accepting appointments in September.

Learn more about Denise Chong »