Posts Tagged: writer-in-residence

VPL seeks graphic novelist for next Writer-in-Residence

Vancouver Public Library is looking to host a resident graphic novelist between Aug. 28 and Dec.15, 2017.

The Writer in Residence will develop exciting public programs and provide advice to emerging writers through one-to-one consultations and group workshops, as well as outreach to targeted communities.

The deadline is May 22. Email for more information.

SFU 2017 Writer-in-Residence: Cecily Nicholson

The SFU English Department is proud to present the 2017 Writer in Residence at SFU: Cecily Nicholson.

Please join SFU for a reading and reception on January 19, 2017 in room 1420 at SFU Harbour Centre, on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She belongs to the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and is a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University. Cecily is the author of Triage and From the Poplars, winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.

As part of her position as Writer-in-Residence, the SFU community can book an appointment with Cecily for a writing consult. Please send an 8-10 page, double-spaced Word document of a work in progress (or a fragment of a work in progress) to the Chair’s Secretary at

Writing Workshop with SFU Writer-in-Residence Jordan Scott

Jordan Scott is offering a writing workshop on Monday, March 14 that will be open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the local writing community. Scott is currently the Writer in Residence for the SFU English Department.

Monday, March 14th
Harbour Centre, HC 2200

Jumping off from the first workshop offered in February, we will ask: what does it mean to listen? Is it possible to listen in space of trauma?

For this workshop, participants will be taken through exercises in listening designed to deepen our understanding of how listening can change our writing and the way our bodies move in space.

For full event details, visit the Department of English

Jordan Scott announced as next SFU Writer-in-Residence

The Department of English recently announced that poet Jordan Scott will be the 2015/16 SFU Writer-in-Residence.

Jordan Scott is the author of Silt (2005, nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), blert (2008), and Decomp (2013, a collaboration with Stephen Collis and the ecosphere of British Columbia). blert, which explores the poetics of stuttering, was adapted into a short film for Bravo! and was the subject of an online interactive documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada.


During the year-long residency, Jordan Scott will be working on Forced Drift, which takes his prior work on the stutter into the socio-political realm of interrogation and “information retrieval.”

As part of the Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program, Jordan Scott will be available for one-on-one consultations during the Fall and Spring terms. Students and the general public are welcome to request appointment times.