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The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program is governed by a steering committee composed of local writers, business people, creative writing professors, students, and university administrators. Steering committee members are chosen by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts on recommendation of the committee.

2018-2019 Steering Committee

  • Barb Howard, Writers' Guild of Alberta
  • Liz Howard, 2018-2019 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, Acting Chair, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program and Head, Department of English
  • Clem Martini, Professor, Drama
  • Jennifer Myers, Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Arts
  • Natalie Simpson, Poet and Lawyer
  • Caitlyn Spencer, Coordinator, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
  • Sable Sweetgrass, Writer, Playwriter, Filmmaker
  • Martin Wagner, Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Culture
  • Joshua Whitehead, Graduate Student, Department of English