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Writer in Residence

Fall 2014: Edward Riche




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A second exciting opportunity!

Edward Riche will be holding a two-day radio-play workshop on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday October 26th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Each of the six participants selected for the workshop will, with Mr. Riche’s guidance, adapt for radio a Newfoundland short story of their choosing. Their scripts will then be performed, produced, and broadcast in conjunction with CHMR and the Creative Writing and Theatre sections of Memorial University’s Department of English.

Edward Riche has written extensively for radio, including countless radio plays, and will teach, not only the techniques of writing plays for radio, but the very particular skill of adapting literature for that medium.

Applications should be received by Wednesday October 1st, and should include a brief note on your writing background along with a 1000 word writing sample consisting of a single scene for radio performance from the story you would like to adapt. Applications can be emailed to Lisa Moore at, or mailed in or dropped off at the main office of the Department of English, addressed to

The Writer in Residence
Department of English
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL
Canada A1C 5S7

Mr. Riche will be at Memorial for the fall semester, during which time he will available for individual consultations on novel manuscripts and screenplays. Those interested in setting up manuscript consultations should contact him directly.

To contact Edward Riche, please email him or visit him during his office hours: Wednesdays, 9-12, and 1-5 on Thursdays (Arts Building 3005).

This year's program is supported by Memorial's Faculty of Arts and the Department of English Language and Literature. Typically taking up residence in fall semesters, our writers-in-residence have included some of Canada's finest novelists, poets, and playwrights.

Past writers in residence