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.
To accommodate any necessary COVID-19 restrictions, the 2022 writer-in-residence will receive $21,000 for a 10-week virtual residency, a compensation rate per week commensurate with Canada Council funding (e.g. approximately $2,000 per week). Nine weeks will be spent with the community at Laurier’s Waterloo campus, and one week will be devoted to Laurier’s Brantford campus community.
The full-time position requires 40% of the author’s time (approximately 15-20 hours) to be spent on community programs or projects on Laurier's two campuses, leaving 60% of the work week available for the writer’s own creative projects. Community programs and projects include:
Laurier’s Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Carrianne Leung to speak during public event
Novelist Carrianne Leung named Laurier’s Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence
Novelist and poet Gary Barwin chosen as Laurier’s Edna Staebler Writer in Residence
Emily Urquhart named Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for winter 2018
Pasha Malla named Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for fall 2017
Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Ashley Little launches residency with public talk at Laurier
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