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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.