The Calgary Public Library, with financial assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, has offered the Author in Residence program for more than 25 years. Through this distinguished program, the Library has hosted many exceptional authors who have contributed to a strong and active literary community.
The residency is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an
understanding of the craft of writing and connect readers and writers.
The Author in Residence delivers programs and acts as a mentor to writers
in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing constructive
criticism and advice during individual consultations.
The Author in Residence offers encouragement and a critical eye to beginning writers seeking to find their own literary voice as well as to established writers who desire a professional appraisal of their work.The program is hosted at the Central Library, in the heart of the city’s cultural district. The program runs from September to December.