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Call for Nominations: Shaftesbury Creative Writer-in-Residence 2023-24

Oct. 28, 2022

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Victoria College in the University of Toronto invites nominations for the Shaftesbury Creative Writer-in-Residence, for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Nominees should have an established track record of creative writing in any genre, including national and international recognition; teaching and mentoring capabilities; and the ability to make a positive contribution to the Victoria College community by engaging students in literary citizenship.

The Shaftesbury Writer-in-Residence will lead a 12-week seminar or workshop and participate in other activities that foster a dynamic environment for creative writing at Victoria College. These may include readings or public lectures, mentoring student writers, and participating in events connected to the College’s program in Creative Expression & Society. More information about the Writer-in-Residence program and this year’s writer can be found here.

Victoria College is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes nominations of racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Letters of nomination should address the nominee’s excellence and achievements as a writer and potential to have a positive impact on the Victoria College community. Please include a brief literary CV of the nominee if possible.

Questions may be sent to and nominations should be submitted online by November 30, 2022.

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