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My time as the Canadian Writer-in-Residence was extremely fruitful. The residency provided luxurious time to advance several poetry and translation projects, and served as a catalyst for expanding my art practice into sound and performance. I was able to engage and develop projects with various art communities, for which I remain very grateful.

Oana Avasilichoaei at In Conversation: Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison, 2018

Oana Avasilichioaei

2010–11 CDWP Writer-in-Residence, 2017 Governor General's Literary Award Winner

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2023 Faculty of Arts Killam Award winners

Congratulations to the Killam Award winners from the Faculty of Arts

Call for submissions: First Annual Faculty of Arts holiday card

All undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit their artwork by Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Harvard professor Jamaica Kincaid to speak at UCalgary as Distinguished Visiting Writer

Join Kincaid as she reflects on life and literature at MacEwan Ballroom on Feb. 9 with the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

In the News Suzette Mayr, English, CDWP, Ian Williams, CDWP, in Calgary Herald

Calgary and the Giller Prize: A short history of the shortlist

In the News Leah Horlick, Writer-in-Residence, Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

Renowned poet Leah Horlick works on debut novel as U of C's writer-in-residence

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program welcomes poet Leah Horlick

Winner of Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Canada’s top emerging LGBTQ2S+ writers to appear at annual Hello/Goodbye event Oct. 17