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Writer-in-Residence Retrospective


Join current Writer-in-Residence J. Jill Robinson and three former Writers-in-Residence, Trevor Herriot, Gail Bowen, and Arthur Slade, as they chat about their time with RPL and what they're up to now

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Part of RPL's Writes of Spring Programming Series.   Presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. 

This program is conducted through Zoom.   

J. Jill Robinson is the current Writer-in-Residence at the Regina Public Library. She is a Canadian writer, editor and teacher with an MFA in creative writing. She is the author of the novel, More in Anger, as well as four collections of short stories. Jill has also served as the editor of Grain literary magazine, as Saskatoon Public Library’s writer-in-residence, and has extensive experience as a writing mentor, workshop facilitator and editor.

Trevor Herriot was the 2016/17 Writer-in-Residence. He is a naturalist, grassland conservationist, and the author of several award-winning books, including Grass, Sky, Song and the national bestseller River in a Dry Land. He has published essays and articles in The Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, and several anthologies. Herriot appears regularly on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Birdline and has been featured in several documentaries, including “Grasslands: a Hidden Wilderness,” which appeared on The Nature of Things. He and his wife, Karen, live in Regina, and spend much of their time on a piece of Aspen Parkland prairie east of the city.

Gail Bowen was the 2013/14 Writer-in-Residence. An Image in the Lake is the twentieth novel in Bowen’s Joanne Kilbourn Shreve mystery series. Bowen has also written four Charlie Dowhanuik novellas for Orca books. Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries was published in March, 2018. Bowen has written plays for CBC Radio and for theatrical production across Canada. She lives in Regina with her husband Ted.

Arthur Slade was the 2014/15 Writer-in-Residence. He was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills of Saskatchewan. He is the author of twenty-five novels for young readers including The Hunchback Assignments, which won the prestigious TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and Dust, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature. He lives in Saskatoon, Canada. Visit him online at

If you live outside of Regina and would like to be registered for the program, please email Courtney Bates-Hardy at 

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Apr 15 2021, 7:00pm


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Writing and Publishing, Special Event, Artist and Author Talks
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