Meet with the Canadian Writer-in-Residence to improve your writing

Booking a consultation

Please fill out the form below to book a consultation with Sharanpal Ruprai.

Please note that Sharanpal must receive your manuscript excerpt a minimum of one week before your appointment.

Excerpts may be no more than 10 double-spaced pages in 12 point font with standard margins. Requests made with excerpts that exceed this maximum length will be asked to resubmit.

Manuscript excerpts must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.

Due to the CDWP's mandate to allow 50% of the writer-in-residence's time for their own writing, and the high demand for consultations with our writers-in-residence, please note that each person is only entitled to one consultation per school year.

Sharanpal's regular consultation hours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12–3:30 p.m.

Consultations must be booked in advance.

If you need to book outside of these hours, we will do our best to accommodate alternate schedules but cannot make guarantees.

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program retains the right to decline a consultation request at its discretion.