The Edmonton Public Library's Writer in Residence (WIR) program provides services to aspiring and established writers in Edmonton.
Services include individual manuscript consultations, public readings and talks, information on the publishing process and networking with the writing community.
The WIR hosts monthly events at various EPL branches. These sessions bring together writers of all abilities to network, talk about their writing, listen to guest speakers, and provide support and encouragement to each other.
All about Wayne
2016 WIR Wayne Arthurson will call EPL home for the year. Wayne Arthurson is an indigenous writer and musician, the author of countless articles (including many book reviews), and nine books including the bestselling Fall From Grace and A Killing Winter. In 2012, Fall From Grace, the first book in the Leo Desroches mystery series, won the $10,000 Alberta Readers' Choice Award.
To contact Wayne, email him at email@example.com or call him at 780-496-5999. His office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. These hours can be flexible if you need to meet at another time.
Young Adult Author Panel
Sunday, April 10, 2pm
Stanley A. Milner Library
Want insight on how to write a Young Adult novel? Novelists Marty Chan, Karen Bass and Karen Spafford-Fitz talk about the ins and outs, ups and downs of writing for young audiences. Don't miss this one!
Grant Writing Workshop for Writers
Tuesday, May 3, 7pm
Come get the lowdown on how to apply for government grants to help with your writing. Join Paul Matwychuk, Literary Arts Specialist for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; and Stephen Williams, Grants Director, Edmonton Arts Council for a highly informative session.
Regional Writer in Residence
For the fourth year, EPL is pleased to be working with our partners in the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries on a regional program offering two Writers in Residence working in Edmonton and the surrounding area.
Wayne will be the EPL Writer in Residence, based at the Stanley A. Milner Library, and will dedicate his time to working with Edmonton’s writing community. Marty, meanwhile, will split his time between the regional libraries.
You can email Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 780-496-5999.
His office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. (hours are flexible). Drop-ins are accepted; however, it’s best to email or call ahead to ensure he's not out with another client.
Wayne Arthurson / Writer in Residence
c/o Stanley A. Milner Library
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4
- Fiction, non-fiction, scripts: maximum of 10 double-spaced pages
- Poetry: 5 short (one-page) poems