Author in Residence

Visiting Author in Residence

As part of the Library's inaugural Visiting Author in Residence program, Robert Sawyer, Canada's most renowned science fiction writer, will be available to consult with emerging and established writers.

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Central Library
To book a 20-minute consultation please email or call 403.260.2713.

About the Author in Residence Program

Calgary Public Library, with financial assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Artsopens a new window, has offered the Author in Residence program for over 30 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. 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 runs from September to November.