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Writer-in-Residence

We look forward to sharing details about our 19th Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence shortly. 

Please check back or watch our social media channels for an announcement.

About the Writer in Residence Program

Established in 1996 by acclaimed author and library advocate Edna Staebler, the Writer-in-Residence program is intended to provide local writers with the expertise needed to develop their craft, as well as encouragement to "keep at it".

Thanks to Edna Staebler's generous financial endowment, we are able to invite Canadian authors of significance to participate in the program. Each author provides a series of workshops at our libraries that are open to the public. During the program, local writers are invited to apply to have their work reviewed by the Writer-in-Residence.

Past Writers-in-Residence at KPL have included:

  • Camilla Gibb
  • Kelley Armstrong
  • Joy Fielding
  • Kenneth Oppel
  • Nino Ricci
  • Trevor Cole 
  • Elizabeth Ruth    
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Wayson Choy     
  • Lyn Hamilton
  • Andrew Pyper
  • Kathy Stinson    
  • John B. Lee
  • Welwyn Wilton Katz
  • Betty Jane Wylie
  • Jack Batten
  • Veronica Ross
  • Janet Lund