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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.

Manuscript and creative consultations

One-on-one consultations are now closed. There are a limited number of spaces to attend a Q&A with Denise on June 27. If you are interested in attending, email with the subject line, "June consultations" by no later than June 13.

One-on-one consultations will begin again in September 2018, when we welcome Liz Howard, our 2018–19 Canadian Writer-in-Residence.

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