Saturday, November 05, 2011


The Edmonton Writer-in-Exile Committee invites applications for its PEN Canada Writer in Exile residency in 2011-2012. The deadline has been extended to November 15, 2011.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to write full-time for a year in equipped offices at the Edmonton Public Library and University of Alberta. Some public speaking and community work is expected. The residency will run from 15 October 2011 to 14 October 2012, during which time a financial stipend is provided, paid monthly, totaling $30,000; no additional funds are provided for travel or other expenses. 

• The writer has immigrated to Canada from another country as a refugee or as an immigrant seeking freedom of expression;  
• The writer has a significant volume of work (published or unpublished), which may include books in any literary genre, plays, screenplays or published journalism;   
• The writer is aware of the challenges to freedom of expression around the world, and willing to engage Edmontonians in a public discussion about them.  
• The writer has a working knowledge of English. 

For more information, check PEN Canada's website or email Anna-Marie Klassen at the Edmonton Public Library.