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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

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Susie Moloney

Susie Moloney has been a novelist, journalist, essayist and screenwriter for decades. Her second novel, A Dry Spell, has been published in 18 countries and translated into 12 languages. Tom Cruise optioned the film rights. Her other novels, Bastion Falls, The Dwelling, and The Thirteen have also sold in multiple countries, and languages. She is the author of a collection of short fiction,Things Withered. An award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and columnist, her first feature film, Bright Hill Road, has just been completed and will be screening soon. She's married to celebrated playwright, Vern Thiessen and together they are raising what is quite possibly the world's worst dog, Scrappy. He is the centre of their lives.

Contact the WIR

Susie is maintaining her regular office hours through video conferencing software, email, and telephone. Her virtual office hours will be:

  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • The first Saturday of each month 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Susie can be reached through email at Susie.Moloney@epl.ca or by phone at 780-499-0680 and she will be conducting video conferencing one-on-one sessions using Zoom.

Writing Events

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Writing Resources

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