Writer in Residence - Fall 2008
We are very happy to welcome poet and novelist Aislinn Hunter as the 2008/2009 Writer-in-Residence at Memorial University.
Aislinn Hunter is the author of four highly regarded books, two of poetry and two of fiction:Whats Left Us, Into the Early Hours, Stay, and The Possible Past (all available at the University Bookstore). She comes to us from Vancouver where she teaches creative writing at Kwantlen University College, and from previous residencies in England, and Australia. While she is here in St. John's she will be working primarily on a new collection of poetry, and concerning herself with the biography of maps as both material objects and human constructs. She will be at MUN from September into December, and in addition to giving readings, workshops, a public lecture, and master classes, she will be available throughout the semester for private manuscript consultations with students and with writers in the community at large. Writers wanting to make an appointment with her should contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and be prepared to submit a maximum of 10 pages (any genre) for review a week prior to their meeting with her. Please also include with your submission a short introductory note about yourself and your writing. Her office at the University is located in the English Department at A 3005.
Faculty wanting to arrange for a class visit should try to book time at the eMail address above as early in the semester as possible.
A resource for both the University and the larger community, the Writer-in-Residence is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Office of the Dean of Arts, and the Department of English.
Aislinn Hunter’s Inaugural Reading
will take place on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30pm in the Petro-Canada Hall (School of Music). All are welcome, admission is free. Parking in lot 15.