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
Please join the Writer-in-Residence Committee in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in welcoming John Vaillant, AU's 2016-17 Writer-in-Residence, for his inaugural talk scheduled for February 2.
Interview with John Vaillant Part 1 - Writer in Residence disheartened by U.S. election
Interview with John Vaillant Part 2 - Negotiating nature and the thirst for the truth
The next Writer in Residence event will be announced soon.
AU News & Events
Updated January 04 2017 by Student & Academic Services