Author in Residence

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Meet our 2015 Author in Residence, Lee Kvern

Calgary Public Library is pleased to announce award-winning short story and novel writer, Lee Kvern, as our 2015 Author in Residence. Lee's residency runs from September 1 to November 26, 2015. She is based at the Central Library on the 4th Floor. Please book appointments in advance by calling 403.260.2623 or emailing

Lee Kvern Picture2Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Her short stories in 7 Ways To Sunday have garnered the CBC National Literary Award, Western Magazine Award, Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize, and the Howard 'O' Hagan Award.  Afterall was selected for Canada Reads (Regional), and also nominated for Alberta Books Awards. The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for Alberta Book Awards and the Ottawa Relit Award. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio, published in Event, Descant, Air Canada enRoute and subTerrain. She’s been published online at:, and

About the Author in Residence Program

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 a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing constructive criticism and advice during individual consultations. S/he 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 November.


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