Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence

About WiR

Each year a regional Writer in Residence (WiR) is chosen to provide expertise and programming at two metro-area libraries.

In addition to the regional WiR, Edmonton Public Library has its own Writer in Residence.

2024 Schedule

January–May: Strathcona County Library

June: Strathcona County and St. Albert Public Library (shared programming and one-on-one consultations)

August–December: St. Albert Public Library

Office Hours

Wednesdays 11:30–2:30
Thursdays 3:30–7:30


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2024 WiR Consultation Guidelines


Katie Bickell

Katie Bickell is author of Always Brave, Sometimes Kind, a novel exploring Albertan history and events through the years of 1991–2016. A novelist, short-story writer, writing instructor, manuscript consultant, and ghostwriter specializing in memoir, Katie’s work has received the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, an Indie Author Project Award, the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story, the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award, the Alberta Views Fiction Contest prize, and was shortlisted for ReLit’s Best Novel Award. Katie lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, with her husband and daughters, and is currently penning a novel of magical realism, Alskling.

Visit Katie's website at katiebickell.com

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