Department of English

Marlon James for Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers. As a part of the Calgary writing community, it engages the community with the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English.

The current Canadian Writer-in-Residence is Marjorie Celona.

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News and announcements


Block Week course explores centuries-old lost art of hand-press bookmaking

Generous donation of rare Vandercook press rounds out English department’s antique printing press collection...

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Appointment of Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts

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Familiar fantasy provides people an escape and a new lens for reality

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UCalgary connectors who are making a difference for LGBTQ2S+ communities: Part 1

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In the media


In the News: Joshua Whitehead, English, in Xtra* Magazine

Joshua Whitehead’s new book of essays is a bold testament to the power of Two-Spirit storytelling

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In the News: Joshua Whitehead, English, in CBC Listen (starts at 18:56)

The Sunday Magazine with Piya Chattopadhyay

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In the News: Joshua Whitehead, English, in CBC Books

Joshua Whitehead's Making Love with the Land explores Indigeneity, queerness and identity via a personal lens

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In the News: Joshua Whitehead, English, in Xtra Magazine

Joshua Whitehead’s new book of essays is a bold testament to the power of Two-Spirit storytelling

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