What is a Writer in Residence?
A Writer in Residence is an invited artist who spends 60% of the one-year residency working on his or her own writing projects and 40% of the residency as a resource for students, faculty, the university community and the writing community. The Writer in Residence advises these groups on all aspects of the writing process: from taking a manuscript from creation to publication. The Writer in Residence often participates in public readings and other literary events and can also serve faculty as a research and teaching resource.
Athabasca University's 2016-2017 Writer in Residence/Writer for Health is John Vaillant.
The program this year is funded by Zoomermedia.
Writer in Residence News & Events
Esi Edugyan's, AU's 2015-16 Writer In Residence Lecture September 15, That Vulgar Tongue: On Slang and Dialect
Anita Rau Badami, AU's 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence, has made it to the Canada Reads 2016 long list. AU's very own Tracey Lindberg is also among the contenders.
AU News & Events
Updated October 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services