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2017 Writers in Residence

We are so excited to welcome Richard Van Camp and David van Belle as our writers in residence this year.

RichardVanCampRichard Van Camp comes to us through the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries, a partnership between Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, St. Albert and Edmonton public libraries which works to share resources and collaborate on programs and good practices. The Federation has appointed two Writers in Residence in 2017: Richard Van Camp (regional) and David van Belle (EPL). Read the press release here.


Find out more about this program at , including current WIR news, archives from previous Writers in Residence, and writing resources.

Richard's Residency Schedule:

January-April: Strathcona County Library    Upcoming workshop
May-June: Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
August-December: St. Albert Public Library

*St. Albert residents are welcome to access Richard's program and services at any library.*

 Contacting the Writer in Residence:

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

Many thanks to our past Writers in Residence!

Marty Chan & Wayne Arthurson (2016)
Gail Sidonie Sobat & Elizabeth Withey (2015)
Margaret Macpherson & Jason Lee Norman (2014)
Natasha Dean & Omar Mouallem (2013)

 The Local Lit List   Marty Chan and Wayne Arthurson have created a great list of writers who have lived in, or still live in, the capital region. Check it out by clicking here.

Media Buzz

Out with Chan, in with two 'vans" (St. Albert Gazette article by Scott Hayes, Dec 10, 2016)

Van Belle and Van Camp named writers-in-residence for Edmonton-area libraries (Edmonton Journal article by Fish Griwkowsky, Nov 24, 2016)

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