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Ten-Month Residency with the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

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From our friends at the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program:

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (formerly the Markin-Flanagan) encourages submissions from emerging Canadian Writers for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence, a ten-month residency at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts from August 15, 2013 to June 15, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for Canadian writers to devote their time to writing and to advancing their writing careers. Candidates for the position will have between one and four published books and preferably, but not necessarily, hold a university degree.
The residency is a full-time term position, with half of the Canadian Writer-in-Residence’s time reserved for their own writing projects, and half to be comprised of public outreach involving manuscript consultations, public presentations, assistance with hosting visiting writers, and other related duties.  While the Canadian Writer-in Residence may be invited to speak to university classes, this is not a teaching position.
The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program offers a generous compensation package, an office on the University of Calgary campus, and administrative support. Past Canadian Writers-in Residence include: Marcello Di Cintio, Charlotte Gill, Sina Queyras, Jaspreet Singh, Melanie Little, Natalee Caple, Robert Finley, Oana Avasilichioaei, Suzette Mayr, and Peter Olivia. The current Canadian Writer-in-Residence is Jeramy Dodds.
Submissions for the position of Canadian Writer-in-Residence should include:

  • a literary resume;
  • published books;
  • a statement of interest;
  • a single-page description of projects to be undertaken during the residency;
  • three letters of reference (preferably not from agents or publishers).·


Submissions may be sent by mail or courier to:
Dr. Kevin McQuillan
Chair, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences Building, Room 1352
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Submission deadline is January 31, 2012.  Please reference WEB 2013 - 2014 in your application.
Further information can be found at or by contacting Terry Rahbek-Nielsen at 403 220 8177 or

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