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10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

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Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thurs: 10:00am to 09:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 05:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Writer in Residence

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Writers in Residence

What exactly is the Writer in Residence program?

The Writer in Residence (WiR) program is a joint shared project with four Metro Edmonton libraries, and provides an opportunity to connect with a published local author. The Writer in Residence:

  • Provides support to aspiring and established writers through one-0n-one consultations, workshops and mentoring
  • Connects with community groups and organizations
  • Connects with and encourages the imagination of readers through public programming
  • Acts as a living link between the library and community

Every year there are two Writers in Residence. Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has a dedicated WiR, while the Metro libraries share a Regional WiR, who divides their time equally among these three libraries. Residents are welcome and encouraged to meet with the Regional WiR and attend programs at any of these libraries:

  • Strathcona County Library (WiR is available here from January to April)
  • Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (May to June)
  • St. Albert Public Library (August to December)

2019 Writers in Residence

Mary Pinkoski (Regional WiR)

Click here to read about Mary.

Contact: regionalwir@gmail.com

EPL WiR

Click here to read about Matthew.

Contact: matthew.stepanic@epl.ca

For more Information

Find out more about the Writer in Residence program at metrowir.com, including current WIR news, archives from previous Writers in Residence, and writing resources. Fort Saskatchewan writers are welcome to access programs and services at any library.


Many thanks to our wonderful past Writers in Residence:

Mary Pinkoski & Matthew Stepanic (2019)

Michael Hingston & Darrin Hagen (2018)

Richard Van Camp & David van Belle (2017)

Marty Chan & Wayne Arthurson (2016)

Gail Sidonie Sobat & Elizabeth Withey (2015)

Margaret Macpherson & Jason Lee Norman (2014)

Natasha Deen & Omar Mouallem (2013)

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