Writer in Residence

Arthur Slade


Arthur Slade was born on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of eighteen novels for young readers including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the prestigious TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and Dust, winner of the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. 

He also co-created the graphic novel Modo: Ember's End. His chilling new novel, Flickers, was released in May.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Please submit the first 10 pages of your manuscript (either in person or by email), and Art will contact you to book an hour-long appointment. He also welcomes phone calls.


About the Program

The Writer in Residence acts as a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing criticism and advice about publishing. The Writer offers individual consultations, group workshops and programs, author readings and participates in other special events during their residency.

Interested in being our next Writer in Residence?

Watch for the job posting and how to apply on our Employment page. 

Application Timeline

Previous Writers in Residence

  • 2015 - 16: dee Hobsbawn-Smith [sic]
  • 2014 - 15: John J. Donlan
  • 2013 - 14: Rosemary Nixon
  • 2012 - 13: David A. Poulsen
  • 2011 - 12: Yvette Nolan
  • 2010 - 11: Alice Kuipers
  • 2009 - 10: Anne Simpson
  • 2008 - 09: John Barton
  • 2007 - 08: Terry Jordan
  • 2006 - 07: Curtis Peeteetuce
  • 2005 - 06: Jeanette Lynes
  • 2004 - 05: J. Jill Robinson
  • 2003 - 04: Yann Martel 
  • 2002 - 03: Myrna Kostash
  • 2001 - 02: Dave Margoshes
  • 2000 - 01: Edna Alford

Congratulations to Yann Martel, our 2003-04 WIR, on winning the Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence in 2016!