The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program is a residency for Canadian writers. All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or drama are encouraged to apply.
The length of the residency depends on year-to-year funding and local planning initiatives, but the rate per week is commensurate with Canada Council funding (e.g. approximately $2000 per week). If accommodation is needed, the successful applicant will live in Lucinda House, a century home close to Laurier's Waterloo campus, for the duration of the residency.
The full-time position (40 hours per week) requires 40% of the author’s time to be spent on community programs or projects on Laurier's three campuses, leaving 60% of the work week available for the writer’s own creative projects. Community programs and projects include:
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