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Tololwa Mollel - Writer In Residence

Tololwa Mollel
(Regional WIR)

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Tololwa Mollel is an author of internationally published children’s books, a playwright, storyteller, and performer. His children’s books have won the Governor General’s Award and Alberta Literary Awards. He has also published adult nonfiction and short stories, and his work has been translated into various Asian, European, and African languages. Tololwa loves to share his passion for story, writing, performance, and creative work with all ages.

    As Regional Writer in Residence, Tololwa will split his time between Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert:
  • January–April: Strathcona County Library
  • May: Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
  • June: Strathcona County and St. Albert Public Library
        (shared programming and one-on-one consultations)
  • August–September: St. Albert Public Library

Stay tuned for info about workshops, programs, and WIR fall office hours.

You can find recent posts and events from the Writer-In-Residence program on our Facebook page.

The Writer in Residence (WIR) program provides an opportunity to connect with a published author. The Writer in Residence:

  • Provides support to aspiring and established writers through one-on-one consultations, workshops, and mentorship,
  • Connects with community groups and organizations to do outreach,
  • Connects with and encourages the imagination of readers through public programming, and
  • Acts as a living link between the Library and the community.

The Library provides time, space, and resources for the Writer in Residence to grow their body of work.

The Writer in Residence program is a joint project, shared by three libraries in the Metro Edmonton area:

  • Edmonton Public Library
  • Strathcona County Library
  • Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
  • St. Albert Public Library

Kate Boorman will serve as Writer in Residence for the Edmonton community.


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