The writer in residence (also known as the Kuldip Gill Writing Fellowship) term lasts for eleven weeks, between January and April each year. The yearly application deadline is August 15. Candidates should have a substantial publishing record, including two books or the equivalent with a recognized publisher.
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.
The writer in residence is a member of the university community and is involved in a number of activities:
If you meet the qualifications above, please forward a cover letter, CV, and a sample of a current writing project in a single Word document to:
The yearly application deadline is August 15.
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, Rajnish Dhawan, Michelle Superle, and Helene Littmann.