Crowd at 2016 Hello/Goodbye reading.

About Us

About the Program

Learn more about the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program — our history, our committee, and how to stay in touch.

Former Writers-in-Residence with Aritha van Herk at Writer-in-Residence Reunion Festival, 2016


We have a rich history and specific mandate.

Readers and committee members (past and present) at our 25th Anniversary Celebration.


We're guided by a steering committee of representatives from the university and Calgary's literary community.

Glasses by a CDWP brochure. Photo by Monique de St. Croix.

Mailing List

Our mailing list hears first about our upcoming events!

The Writer-in-Residence is housed within the Department of English

Highlights from our 2022 Hello/Goodbye event with Canadian Writers-in-Residence Leah Horlick (2022-23) and Teresa Wong (2021-22).

Beatriz Vasconcelos, cSpace