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Sharon Bala 2020-2021 Writer in Residence

The Department of English and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Bala as Memorial University’s Writer in Residence for 2020-2021. Sharon’s Residency will begin with an in-depth State of the Arts interview hosted by Lisa Moore. Sharon will also be offering four online workshops to the writing community here in Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. Registration for all workshops will open on Monday, February 1, and registration links will be available here on our website on that date.

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Here is our lineup of Creative Writing Courses for Fall 2021. Information about the Diploma in Creative Writing can be had from the program coordinator Robert Finley at rfinley@mun.ca. All fall courses will be in person, one evening per week from 7-930 p.m.

Sponsored by St. John’s Poet Laureate Mary Dalton to mark National Poetry Month 2021, in co-operation with the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland, The MindLeap Poetry Competition is accepting your poems until May 11, 2021 at 3:00 pm.

The Department of English and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Bala as Memorial University’s Writer in Residence for 2020-2021.  

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Berni Stapleton, Memorial University's Writer-in-Residence for 2019-2020, has begun her activities! An occasional reading series in the Flexable Room of the Queen Elizabeth II Library begins on Thursday, September 26, at 1:15 p.m., when she will be reading from works with guest artist Prajwala Dixit. On Thursday evenings through the semester she'll be moderating a creative writing group that will share work. And she is available for consultation on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in her office (A-3038 in the Arts and Administration Building). For more information or to participate in the Thursday evening sessions contact Berni at writerinresidence@mun.ca.     

For more about Berni's activities, see the Department's dedicated Writer-in-Residence page.

For more about Berni's work, see this story in the Gazette.

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