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2016 Writer in Residence

St. Albert Public Library is thrilled that Marty Chan is the 2016 Metro Federation Writer in Residence! Marty started his residency at Strathcona County Library (Jan-Apr), then he moved on to Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (May-June), and will join us in St. Albert at the end of the summer.

Wayne Arthurson is the Metro Writer in Residence for Edmonton Public Library in 2016.

For more information and the WiR blog, visit

Marty ChanA bit about Marty Chan:

Marty Chan has written books, stage plays, radio dramas, television scripts and humour articles. He won the 2005 City of Edmonton Book Prize for this first middle-grade novel, The Mystery of the Frozen Brains and received a Gemini nomination for his TV pilot, The Orange Seed Myth. His plays and TV shows have been seen around the world, but he continues to live and work in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their two cats, Buddy and Max.

Contacting the Writer in Residence:

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 780-240-1194.

Call for Applications for the 2017 Writers in Residence

Click here to find out more about being the 2017 Writer in Residence.

Media Buzz

The Writer Will See You Now (St. Albert Gazette article by Scott Hayes, Dec 26, 2015)

Marty Chan and Wayne Arthurson on 630 CHED with Ryan Jesperson (Dec 17, 2015)

Libraries set to welcome 2016 Writers in Residence (press release)


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