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.

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Updated October 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services