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.

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

Potential appointment times
Please select up to three times that in general work best for you for an appointment. Sharanpal's regular office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12–3:30 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.
If necessary, please provide additional scheduling information here. (Eg. 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 10 double-spaced pages in 12-point font with standard margins. 
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: doc docx.
Please provide any context you would like Sharanpal to have when reading your piece. Eg. Is this an excerpt or a complete work? What genre is it? Do you have specific concerns about the piece that you would like Sharanpal to address?