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University of the Fraser Valley Writer in Residence application deadline

August 15, 2020

The Writer in Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley (also known as the Kuldip Gill Writing Fellowship) term lasts for eleven weeks, between January and April each year. Candidates should have a substantial publishing record, including two books (or the equivalent) with a recognized publisher.

The program aims to balance the writer’s public engagement with his or her own writing practice. While the primary function of a writing residency is to provide the writer with an extended period of time to concentrate on his or her own writing, the program also provides opportunities for the writer to interact extensively with the UFV community, enabling this audience’s appreciation and understanding of both the writer’s work and contemporary Canadian writing.

*Please note that for the 2021 residency, the writer in residence may be working remotely, or in a hybrid capacity, depending on the COVID-19 requirements.

Learn more here.