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Steering Committee

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.

2017-2018 Steering Committee

  • Denise Chong, 2017-2017 Canadian Writer-in-Residence, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
  • Peter Forestell, Graduate Student, Department of English
  • Jacqueline Jenkins, Acting Chair, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program and Head, Department of English
  • Micheline Maylor, 2016-2017 Poet Laureate of Calgary and Instructor, Mount Royal University
  • Jennifer Myers, Director, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Arts
  • Natalie Simpson, Poet and Lawyer
  • Caitlyn Spencer, Coordinator, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
  • Emily Ursuliak, Writers’ Guild of Alberta
  • Aritha van Herk, Professor, Department of English
  • Martin Wagner, Assistant Professor, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures