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Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

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Apply to be the Canadian Writer-in-Residence

For 30 years, the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) has fostered promising Canadian writers. Our Canadian Writers-in-Residence have gone on to great success, including alumni such as Eden Robinson, Larissa Lai, Suzette Mayr, Sina Queyras, Deborah Willis, and Governor-General’s Literary Award winners Oana Avasilichioaei and Richard Harrison. Do you have what it takes to be the next CDWP Canadian Writer-in-Residence?

Applications will close in January 2024. 

Apply for Writer-in-Residence Position

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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