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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

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

Shane will give hour-long manuscript consultations 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. 

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