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10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

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Mon - Thu: 9:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thu: 9:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thu: 9:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Plan Your Visit

Mon - Thu: 9:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 06:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

10011 - 102 Street Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5

Writer in Residence

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Writers in Residence

The Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries is delighted to announce that Kate Boorman and Tololwa M Mollel have been selected to serve as the 2023 Writers in Residence at the Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County and St. Albert public libraries. Boorman and Mollel will offer a wide range of supports and programs to writers of all ages and experience levels, through their time with the libraries.

Find out more about the Writer in Residence program through the WiR Facebook Page, including current WIR news, events and more. You can also contact Sam Dicaire at 780-912-2159 or sdicaire@fspl.ca with any questions you might have.

Tololwa Mollel - Writer In Residence

Tololwa Mollel is an author of internationally published children’s books, a playwright, storyteller, and performer. His children’s books have won the Governor General’s Award and Alberta Literary Awards. He has also published adult nonfiction and short stories, and his work has been translated into various Asian, European, and African languages. Tololwa loves to share his passion for story, writing, performance, and creative work with all ages.

Kate Boorman will serve as Writer in Residence for the Edmonton community.

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)
  • Strathcona County Library & St. Albert Public Library (June)
  • St. Albert Public Library (August to December)

Find out more about the Writer in Residence program through the WiR Facebook Page, including current WIR news, events and more. Fort Saskatchewan writers are more than welcome to access programs and services at any library.

Many thanks to our wonderful past Writers in Residence:

Rayanne Haines & Norma Dunning (2022)

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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