Athabasca University welcomes, as our 2020-2021 Writer in Residence/Writer, Joshua Whitehead (author of Jonny Appleseed & full-metal indigiqueer). Read more about Joshua and his work; and see the guidelines for submitting writing.

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.

AU News & Events

Celebrating 10 years of the Writer in Residence program

“For ten years now, AU’s Writer in Residence program has been supporting emerging and established authors and bringing the AU community into conversation with them and their work” - Mark A. McCutcheon

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AU Press is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University.


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Updated October 01 2020 by Student & Academic Services