Writer in Residence 2008
Fall 2008 Writer in Residence
One of the most versatile young writers in Canada has been named Memorial’s writer in residence for the fall 2008 term. Aislinn Hunter has published poetry, short fiction, a novella, a novel, literature essays and reviews and young adult non-fiction. Read more»
During the 2008 winter semester, internationally acclaimed writer Michael Crummey will be the Writer in Residence at Memorial University.
Mr. Crummey is the author of The Wreckage, River
Thieves, Flesh and Blood and three collections of
poetry, and is an alumnus of Memorial.
A resource for both the university and the larger community, the Writer in Residence meets with individuals to discuss their writing, and the writing process.
(Photo by Holly Hogan)Mr. Crummey will hold drop-in office hours in room A-3038 of the Arts and Administration Building (737-8275). These will occur on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 p.m., beginning Jan. 15, 2008. Writers who can’t meet with Mr. Crummey during office hours are asked to try to set up an appointment with him via phone or email for another time.
When History Meets Fiction in the Newfoundland Novel
On Wednesday, February 13th join Writer in Residence Michael
Crummey and award winning author Bernice Morgan as the read from
their work and discuss issues of truth and invention in historical
novels with CBC Radio host Jamie Fitzpatrick.
Admission is Free
Recorded live for CBC Radio One
The first public event with Michael Crummey will be a reading on Thursday, January 24th at 8:00pm in the Petro-Canada Hall (School of Music). All are welcome, admission is free, parking in lot 15. (Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Dean of Arts, and the English Department)