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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


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:

  • reading manuscripts and consulting with students and the public,
  • visiting classrooms,
  • giving readings and lectures,
  • leading workshops or
  • participating in similar community programming in Brantford, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto.

Contact Us:

Award for Creative Non-Fiction

E: staebleraward@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.1970 x3361

Writer-in-Residence Program

E: staeblerWIR@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4669

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