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 2021-22 Writer-in-Residence Teresa Wong, who specializes in prose and graphic narratives.

Note: Due to high demand we are currently booking ahead into February 2022. We encourage you to set up your appointment as early as possible, particularly if you are working towards a submission deadline.

Manuscript Specifications

  • Prose: excerpts may be no more than 15 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins.
  • Graphic narratives* or scripts: excerpts may be no more than 30 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins.

Your manuscript excerpt must be submitted a minimum of one week before your appointment. Consultation requests that do not meet these specifications will be asked to resubmit.

*Please submit a single PDF file for a graphic narrative.

Consultation Hours

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 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

Consultations are being conducted remotely by phone or Zoom Meetings one-on-one with Teresa.


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.


Form submissions are reviewed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


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Potential appointment times
Please select up to three times that, in general, work best for you. Teresa Wong's regular office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 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 graphic narratives or scripts. Please submit a single PDF file for a graphic narrative.
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: doc, docx, pdf.
Please provide any context you would like Teresa Wong 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?