Writer in Residence

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. 

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About the Writer in Residence

Kate Boorman

Kate A. Boorman is an award-winning author from Edmonton, with roots in the small town of Rimbey, Alberta. She writes speculative fiction and has a mild obsession with abandoned places, memory, and the darkest parts of the forest. Her books have been published in four world territories and have appeared on a variety of Best Of lists, from Cosmopolitan to O! The Oprah Magazine. The first book in her acclaimed, Winterkill trilogy won the Alberta Writers’ Guild Award for Children’s Fiction. What We Buried was a Bank Street College Best Books of 2019. Her newest thriller, Into the Sublime, released in July to starred trade reviews, and was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. Her sixth novel releases fall 2023.

Contact the WIR

Kate is accepting booking requests to meet with her at the Stanley A. Milner Library in her Writer in Residence office or online.

To book a one-on-one session with Kate, please complete this form.

Writing Events

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Writing Resources

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