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Sharon Bala 2020-2021 Writer in Residence

Sharon Bala

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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