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October, 2013: Neil Gaiman is announced as the 2013-14 Distinguished Visiting Writer. He will visit the University of Calgary on February 24, 2014. (more)

August, 2013: The CDWP turns 20! Help celebrate by attending Hello/Goodbye on September 13 and picking up Celebrating 20 Years of the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program, a chapbook including work from 11 former Distinguished Visiting Writers and Writers-in-Residence. (more)

July, 2013: Sara Tilley is the 2013-2014 Canadian Writer-in-Residence. (more)

About the Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers, invigorate the Calgary writing community, and enhance the activities of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English. The Program achieves its objectives through two annual residency programs: one for an emerging Canadian writer, and one for a distinguished writer of international stature.

Since its inception in 1993, the Program has brought to Calgary two Nobel Laureates, Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka, and such literary luminaries as Oliver Sacks, Timothy Findley, Thomas King, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alberto Manguel, Margaret MacMillan, Michael Ondaatje, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and illustrator Art Spiegelman, among others.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 12:30pm

Sara Tilley gives a presentation to students at Lord Beaverbrook High School as part of WordFest.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:30pm

Sara Tilley reads at WordFest's Out. Loud. Live. event in Calgary.

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 8:00pm

Sara Tilley reads at WordFest's Lit Up in the Club event in Banff.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Deborah Willis reads and introduces Joseph Boyden at WordFest's Banff Distinguished Author Series event in Banff.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 7:00am

Sara Tilley reads from Skin Room as a special guest at the 4th Annual Literary Vaudeville: Loud in the Library.

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