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

Booking a consultation

Please fill out the form below to book a one-hour consultation with 2020-21 Writer-in-Residence Meg Braem, who specializes in prose and playwriting.  

Manuscript Specifications

  • Prose: excerpts may be no more than 15 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins.
  • Plays: excerpts may be no more than 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins. 

Please note that your manuscript excerpt must be submitted in .doc or .docx format a minimum of one week before your appointment. Consultation requests that do not meet these specifications will be asked to resubmit.

Consultation Hours

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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 guarantee availability.

Consultation Format

This year, consultations will be conducted remotely by phone or Zoom Meetings either one-on-one with Meg Braem or as part of a small group of writers.

  • Individual: standard one-hour consultation available to writers who are seeking direct feedback from the Writer-in-Residence regarding their work.
  • Group: option available to writers who are interested in hearing their work read aloud and having it discussed with the Writer-in-Residence and others, with an emphasis on community and peer support.

Please note that due to high demand for consultations with our writers-in-residence, you are entitled to one individual consultation per academic year.

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


Please let us know how you were introduced to the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program and our services.

Please indicate whether you are interested in an individual, one-on-one consultation with Meg Braem, or if you are interested in a group consultation with our Writer-in-Residence and a few other writers.
Potential appointment times
Please select up to three times that, in general, work best for you. Meg Braem's regular office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you are unable to make her regular hours, please choose "Other."

To select multiple appointment times, hold down CTRL (PC) or ⌘ (Mac) while clicking the times.
Please indicate your preferred remote consulation format: by phone or via Zoom Meeting.
If necessary, please provide additional scheduling information here. (E.g., upcoming dates where you will not be able to make the times specified above, more information if you're unable to make regular office hours, etc.)
Please upload up to 15 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins for prose, and up to 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins for plays.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: doc, docx.
Please provide any context you would like Meg Braem to have for your consultation. For example, is this an excerpt or a complete work? What genre is it? Do you have specific concerns about the piece that you would like the Writer-in-Residence to address? What is your idea about? What would you like to discuss? What questions do you have?