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Calgary Distinguished Writers Program welcomes Denise Chong

Denise ChongDenise Chong, award-winning writer of The Concubine’s Children – a best selling memoir of three generations of her family, set between China and Canada – is the University of Calgary’s 2017-2018 Writer-Residence with the long-running Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP).
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About the Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers, invigorate the Calgary writing community, and enhance the activities of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English. The Program achieves its objectives through two annual residency programs: one for an emerging Canadian writer, and one for a distinguished writer of international stature.

Since its inception in 1993, the Program has brought to Calgary two Nobel Laureates, Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, and such literary luminaries as Zadie Smith, Neil Gaiman, Oliver Sacks, Timothy Findley, Thomas King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alberto Manguel, Margaret MacMillan, Michael Ondaatje, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator Art Spiegelman, among others.

Events

Date & Time:
May 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Denise Chong and teen readers read; chapbooks by all readers available.

Date & Time:
May 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

See Denise Chong and other readers at Flywheel, filling Station magazine's monthly reading series.

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The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program welcomes Denise Chong as 2017-2018 Canadian Writer-in-Residence

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