Writer in Residence

2019-2020 Writer in Residence

DEADLINE: Monday, February 25th, 2019

The Department of English invites applications for a Writer in Residence for Fall Semester 2019 or Winter Semester 2020. The position is intended to honour new and established writers whose published work demonstrates a high level of literary achievement. In the course of the residency, the author will work on his or her 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 Monday, February 25th, 2019.

The University provides a two-week writing retreat at Kent Cottage outside of Brigus (co-sponsored by the Landfall Trust), office space and access to University facilities, promotion, performance venues, a $10,000 stipend, and a warm welcome to the University and writing community. The selected author will be required to make an application to the Canada Council for the Arts "Research and Create" 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, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Past Writers in Residence


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