The Kuldip Gill Writing Fellowship
Writer in Residence

Apply to UFV's Writer in Residence Program

The Writer in Residence term lasts for ten weeks, from January to April of each year. The yearly application deadline is September 1. Candidates should have a substantial publishing record, including two books or the equivalent with a recognized publisher. A generous stipend is attached to the position.

Our program has been careful to balance the writer's public engagement with his or her own writing practice. While the primary function of a writing residency is to provide the writer with an extended period of time to concentrate on his or her own writing, the program consistently contributes to the wider audience's appreciation and understanding of both the writer's work and, more generally, contemporary Canadian writing.

Candidates interested in applying for the position of Writer in Residence should forward a cover letter and CV to:
Andrea MacPherson
Creative Writing Committee Chair
English Department, University of the Fraser Valley
andrea.macpherson@ufv.ca

The yearly application deadline is September 1.

Activities of the Writer in Residence

The Writer in Residence is a member of the university community and is involved in a number of activities:

  • pursues his or her own writing projects
  • keeps office hours two days a week for consultation with members of the University and Fraser Valley community
  • appears at the Mission Writers and Readers Festival to speak on the subject of writing
  • participates in two readings at the university, and offers two writing workshops open to those associated with the university as well as the community at large
  • visits classes in creative writing and literature to offer guest lectures, but does not augment department teaching staff

Writer in Residence Committee

The Writer in Residence Committee has been established by the English Department to work in consultation with the resident writer to design and coordinate his or her schedule of duties and activities. Committee members include Andrea MacPherson, Trevor Carolan, John Carroll, Helene Littmann, Rajnish Dhawan, and Michelle Superle.

Past Writers in Residence

2013 Rex Weyler rexweyler.com
2012 Anosh Irani anoshirani.com
2011 Elizabeth Bachinsky        elizabethbachinsky.blogspot.ca
2009 Jaspreet Singh jaspreetsinghauthor.blogspot.ca
2008 Richard Van Camp richardvancamp.com
2007 Kuldip Gill  
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