Calgary Public Library is very pleased to offer a Writer in Residence program to our community. Our 2012 Writer in Residence was Brian Brennan and his residency ran from September 1 to November 30, 2012. We'll announce our 2013 Writer in Residence in July, 2013. We're currently seeking our 2014 Writer in Residence; the deadline to apply is June 30th.
About the Writer in Residence Program
Calgary Public Library, with financial assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, has offered the Writer in Residence program for over 25 years.
The Writer in Residence acts a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing constructive criticism and advice during individual consultations. S/he offers encouragement and a critical eye to beginning writers who are seeking to find their own literary voice as well as to those more established writers who desire a professional appraisal of their work.
Calgary Public Library’s writer in residence program has been developed to:
- make free professional advice on writing accessible to local writers
- increase public awareness of the writing and publishing process
- enhance partnerships and foster contacts within the writing community
- support the writing of the current Writer in Residence
The program is based at Memorial Park Library, which is centrally located and easily accessible. This restored Carnegie library is an inspiring setting that enriches the consultations and programs offered by our guest author. The program is usually offered in the fall.
Consultations are available by appointment only. You must have a current Calgary Public Library membership in order to participate in this program.