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

Norma Dunning Medium

Norma Dunning

Norma Dunning is the 2021 recipient of the Governor General's Award for English-language fiction, one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious prizes for literature, for her short story collection Tainna: The Unseen Ones. This is Dunning’s second collection of short stories. Her first short story collection, Annie Muktuk and Other Stories (2017), received the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and the Bronze Foreword INDIES award. Her short story “Elipsee” also won the Howard O’Hagan award in 2018. As well, Dunning is a professor at the University of Alberta and the grandmother to five children.

Contact the WIR

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

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Norma can be reached through email at Norma.Dunning@epl.ca or by phone at 780-499-0680.  When booking appointments please include your name, writing experience, and genre of work.

Writing Events

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Kitchen Table Classroom: Help Your Child Learn to Read (K-2)

Jan 25th | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Event
Learn the foundations of reading, as well as easy and fun strategies for you and your child (K to Grade 2) to do together.

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Writing Resources

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