Writer in Residence

Katherine Lawrence


Raised in Hamilton, Ont., Katherine has lived in Saskatchewan since 1982. Her first collection of poetry, Ring Finger, Left Hand, won the Brenda Macdonald Riches Award for best first book at the Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA). Subsequent works won the 2015 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award and the 2014 City of Regina Writing Award. Her book, Never Mind, received a 2016 SBA nomination for Book of The Year.

Lawrence chairs the Access Copyright Foundation and is a former board president of the Sage Hill Writing Experience. 


Upcoming Events

In the Community
 
WIR Welcome Event (The Bassment - 202 4th Ave N)
Thursday / Sep 28 / 7 - 9 pm
 
At Frances Morrison Central Library
 
Writing Extraordinary Poems & Stories From An Ordinary Life
Select Saturdays / 10 am - 12 pm
Register online or phone 306.975.7570
 
Part I: Discover Your Own Subjects / Oct 7
Part II: Explore Details That Make Subjects Unique / Nov 4
Part III: Take Your Writing Further Than You Ever Imagined / Dec 2
 

About the Program

The Writer in Residence acts as a mentor to writers in the community, reviewing manuscripts and providing criticism and advice about publishing. The Writer offers individual consultations, group workshops and programs, author readings and participates in other special events during their residency.

Interested in being our next Writer in Residence?

Watch for the job posting and how to apply on our Employment page. 

Application Timeline

Previous Writers in Residence

  • Anne Szumigalski, 1981 – 82 (deceased)

  • Patrick Lane, 1982 – 83

  • Guy Vanderhaeghe, 1983 – 84

  • Geoffrey Ursell, 1984 – 85

  • Joe Rosenblatt, 1985 – 86

  • Gertrude Story, 1986 – 87

  • Lois Simmie, 1987 – 88

  • Glen Sorestad, 1988 – 89

  • Samuel Selvon, 1989 – 90 (deceased)

  • Candace Savage, 1990 – 91

  • Sean Virgo, 1991 – 92

  • Armin Wiebe, 1992 – 93

  • Betsy Warland, 1993 – 94

  • Robert Minhinnick, 1994 – 95

  • Sandra Birdsell, 1995 – 96

  • Steven Ross Smith, 1996 – 97

  • Harry Rintoul, 1997 – 98 (deceased)

  • Elisabeth Harvor, 1998 – 99

  • John Livingstone Clark, 1999 – 2000

  • Edna Alford, 2000 – 2001

  • Dave Margoshes, 2001 – 2002

  • Myrna Kostash, 2002 – 2003

  • Yann Martel, 2003 – 2004

  • J. Jill Robinson, 2004 – 2005

  • Jeanette Lynes, 2005 – 2006

  • Curtis Peeteetuce, 2006 – 2007

  • Terry Jordan, 2007 – 2008

  • John Barton, 2008 – 2009

  • Anne Simpson, 2009 – 2010

  • Alice Kuipers, 2010 – 2011

  • Yvette Nolan, 2011 – 2012

  • David Poulsen, 2012 - 2013

  • Rosemary Nixon, 2013 - 2014

  • John Donlan, 2014 - 2015

  • Dee Hobsbawn-Smith, 2015-2016

  • Arthur Slade, 2016-2017