The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program are supported by an endowment established by writer and literary journalist Edna Staebler and administered by Wilfrid Laurier University.
The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction is the only award of its kind for this genre offered in Canada. First awarded in 1991, it provides encouragement and recognition to a Canadian writer of a first or second published book. The award is valued at $10,000.
The Edna Staebler Laurier Writer-in-Residence program is a residency for Canadian writers. 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. 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.
"If only there was some way of recording every precious, passing moment." – from Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries
"If only there was some way of recording every precious, passing moment."
– from Must Write: Edna Staebler's Diaries
Author Kate Harris named 2019 winner of the prestigious Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
Author Pauline Dakin named 2018 winner of the prestigious Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
Pasha Malla named Edna Staebler Writer in Residence for fall 2017
Call for entries: 2017 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction
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