Calgary Public Library is pleased to announce award-winning poet and editor, Micheline Maylor, as our 2016 Author in Residence. Micheline's residency runs from September 1 to December 9, 2016. Further information on programs and how to book a consultation, will be posted in July, 2016.
Micheline Maylor is the City of Calgary’s 2016–2018 Poet Laureate. Her newest poetry collection, Little Wildheart, was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry, and is slated for publication in spring of 2017 with the University of Alberta Press. Little Wildheart addresses the question: What is it to be human in our environment? Her second collection Whirr and Click was published by Frontenac House (2013) and landed her on the Pat Lowther Memorial Award shortlist. She serves as guest editor at Frontenac Press’ renowned Quartet series for 2013-17. She serves as the Past-president and co-founder of Freefall Literary Society, and is the editor-in-chief of FreeFall literary magazine. Her latest works can be found in Partisan, The Literary Review of Canada, and Quill and Quire.
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 December.