The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program is a residency for Canadian writers. We offer both shorter, visiting author opportunities and longer residencies, depending on available funds and local planning initiatives from year to year. All Canadian writers of established literary reputation in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or drama are encouraged to apply.
The compensation rate per week is commensurate with Canada Council funding (e.g. approximately $2,000 per week). If accommodation is needed for the 10-week residency, up to $4,000 will be provided for the writer to book accommodations in Kitchener-Waterloo. Travel expenses to get to and from the residency will also be covered (within Canada).
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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