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Writer in Residence

The Writer in Residence supports writers with:

  • Writing advice and suggestions
  • Encouragement
  • Support
  • Insight and assistance with all publishing phases: from research, to writing the first draft to publication
  • a professional critique of their work.


Andrew Battershill has an MA in creative writing from the University of Toronto. His first book, Pillow, was longlisted for the Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Award and his second novel, Marry, Bang, Kill, is scheduled for release in 2018.

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The Writer in Residence Program

The program allows our Writer in Residence to spend 60 per cent of his or her time writing or working on personal projects, and 40 per cent on library programs, school and community visits, and one-to-one manuscript consultation with established and aspiring writers.


Office Hours:
Wednesdays 1:00 to 9:00 pm, Central Library
To book a free, one-to-one manuscript consultation: email

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Andrew Battershill