Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence: We Are Inviting Applicants

WRITER IN RESIDENCE 2022-2023; 2023-2024

The Department of English invites applications for a Writer in Residence during the 2022/23 or the 2023/24 university sessions. Subject to budgetary approval, the position is intended to honour new and established writers whose published work demonstrates a high level of literary achievement. During the course of the residency, the author will work on their writing projects while making time available to students and writers within the University and in the community at large. Authors wishing to be considered for the position are asked to provide a letter of interest no later than Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.

The University provides office space and access to University facilities, promotion, performance venues, an approximately $10,000 stipend, a two-week writing retreat at Kent Cottage outside of Brigus (co-sponsored by the Landfall Trust), and a warm welcome to the University and writing community. The selected author may want to make an application to the Canada Council for the Arts "Research and Creation" grant program toward the balance of their Residency costs.

Written or electronic letters of interest should be addressed to:

Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Head
Department of English
Memorial University
St. John’s, Newfoundland
A1C 5S7
Email: lmmeaney@mun.ca
Telephone: 709-864-8277

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities and racialized people; and people with disabilities.


Department of English

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000