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, and the university 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 2019-2020 Writer in Residence/Writer is Steven Heighton.

Writer in Residence News & Events

The Paradox of Disillusionment, Livestream

A reminder that Steven Heighton's first writer-in-residence talk will be one week from today, January 17th at Peace Hills Towers room 1112, 3pm.

An Interview with Steven Heighton

Conducted by a MAIS alumni Kat McNichol, who started her Dreamers Magazine after completing her graduate degree at AU! Click the title above to see more...

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Updated January 21 2020 by Student & Academic Services