Category: Events/Services at RPL


Important Announcement Regarding Friday, October 22, 2010

Please note that all of Regina Public Library branches, including the Prairie History Room, will be closed this Friday, October, 22 for a staff conference. We apologize for the inconvenience and will resume normal business hours starting on Saturday, October 23.


RPL's Writer in Residence

Are you the next King, Saul or Jackson ? Have you started writing your horror novel but need some professional guidance to get you over your writer's block? Then you might want to consider making an appointment to talk with Regina Public Library's 23rd Writer in Residence, Terry Jordan. Until the end of June 2010, Terry will provide aspiring writers of all genres with the opportunity to receive guidance and advice from an established Canadian author.

Terry Jordan is an award-winning fiction writer, essayist and dramatist whose stage plays have been produced across the country. His book of stories, It’s a Hard Cow, won a Saskatchewan Book Award and was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize. His first novel, Beneath That Starry Place, was published internationally and was nominated for two Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. The Globe & Mail called it “an achingly beautiful book.”

The Writer-in-Residence will be available every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

To discuss a manuscript, call 777-6069 to set up an appointment. Your manuscript should:

* Be typed and double-spaced on white 8-1/2 x 11” paper.
* Include your name, address and telephone number on the cover sheet.
* Include a short paragraph on your experience as a writer, and any training or publications to your credit.
* Include your last name and page number on each page. (e.g. Smith - Page 3).
* Maximum length: 15 pages, or one chapter of a novel, or up to 6 poems.
* Limit of one manuscript per person.

Note: Please send only a copy and retain your original manuscript.

The Writer-in-Residence office is located at Central Library, 2311- 12th Avenue, second floor, in the southwest corner beside the Learning Centre.

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